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Himawari 4

H-1

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Himawari 4

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

Japanese geostationary meteorological satellite built by Hughes Space and Communications

Location


Osaki Launch Complex

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Osaki Launch Complex has witnessed the launch of 24 rockets, including 24 orbital launch attempts, while Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, has been the site for 90 rocket launches.

Osaki Launch Complex

Rocket


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-I

The H-1 was a Japanese liquid-fuelled carrier rocket, consisting of a license-produced American First Stage and set of booster rockets and all-Japanese upper stages. It replaced the N-II and was subsequently replaced by the H-2 which has the same upper stages with a Japaense first stage.

H-I

Agency


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

MHI’s products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world’s 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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