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.

Mission

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Rocket

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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