H-IIA 204
Telstar 12 VANTAGE

H-IIA 204 | Telstar 12 VANTAGE

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 Telstar 12 VANTAGE mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Nov 24th, 2015, 1:23 AM EST from Unknown Pad, 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

Telstar 12 VANTAGE

At an orbital location of 15° West, Telstar 12 VANTAGE will provide coverage of the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as high traffic maritime zones in the Mediterranean, North Sea, Caribbean and the South Atlantic. The satellite contains 52 Ku-band transponders at 36 MHz.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan

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.

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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