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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 5 (HTV-5)
H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 5 (HTV-5)

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 5 (HTV-5) mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Wed, Aug 19th, 2015, 7:50 AM 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.


Kounotori 5 (HTV-5)

Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.


Osaki Y LP2, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency



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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