H-IIA 204 | DSN 2 (Kirameki 2)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIA 204 Rocket

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was scheduled to launch a H-IIA 204 rocket as part of the DSN 2 (Kirameki 2) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Jan 24th, 2017, 2:44 AM EST from Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the H-IIA 204 and experience the excitement for yourself.


DSN 2 (Kirameki 2)

DSN 2, also known as Kirameki 2, is a geostationary communications satellite to be used for military communications by the Japanese military.


Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency



H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.

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