H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 1 (HTV-1)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIB 304 Rocket

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was scheduled to launch a H-IIB 304 rocket as part of the Kounotori 1 (HTV-1) mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Thu, Sep 10th, 2009, 1:01 PM EDT from Osaki Y LP2, Tanegashima, Japan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the H-IIB 304 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Kounotori 1 (HTV-1)

Maiden flight of the uncrewed cargo spacecraft to International Space Station.

Location

Osaki Y LP2, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Rocket

H-IIB

H-IIB (H2B) is an expendable launch system used to launch H-II Transfer Vehicles (HTV, or Kounotori) towards the International Space Station. H-IIB rockets are liquid-fuelled with solid-fuel strap-on boosters and are launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Mitsubishi and JAXA have been primarily responsible for design, manufacture, and operation of H-IIB.

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