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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launch of a H-IIA 202 | IGS Optical 6
H-IIA 202 | IGS Optical 6

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launch of a H-IIA 202 Rocket

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency was scheduled to launch a H-IIA 202 rocket as part of the IGS Optical 6 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Mon, Feb 26th, 2018, 11:34 PM 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 202 and experience the excitement for yourself.


IGS Optical 6

Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) is a Japanese governmental spy satellite program. IGS Optical 6, as the name suggests, is an optical reconnaissance satellite.


Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


H-IIA 202

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
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