H-IIB 304
Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)

H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIB 304 Rocket

TBD

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is scheduled to launch a H-IIB 304 rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission is on Sat, Aug 31st, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT from Osaki Y LP2, Tanegashima, Japan. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Osaki Y LP2, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Rocket

H-IIB 304

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.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan's national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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