H-IIA 202 | GPM-Core

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIA 202 Rocket

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was scheduled to launch a H-IIA 202 rocket as part of the GPM Core mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Thu, Feb 27th, 2014, 1:37 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

GPM Core

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours.

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.

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