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Telstar 12 VANTAGE

H-IIA 204

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Telstar 12 VANTAGE

Type: Communications

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

Unknown Pad

Tanegashima, Japan

84 rockets have launched from Tanegashima, Japan.

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan

Rocket

H-IIA 204 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Family: H-II
Length: 53 m
Diameter: 4 m
Launch Mass: 445 T

The H-IIA 204 was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 2006-12-18. H-IIA 204 has 4 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 4 launches. 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.

Agency

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: MHI
Administration: Seiji Izumisawa
Founded: 1884
Launchers: H-I, H-II, H-III
Spacecraft: Kounotori, HTV
Country: JPN

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.

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