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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIA 204 | DSN 2 (Kirameki 2)
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.

Mission

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.

Location

Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Rocket

H-IIA

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.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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