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Kounotori 7 (HTV-7)

H-IIB 304

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Kounotori 7 (HTV-7)

  • Type: Resupply
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $112,500,000

Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.

Location


Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2 has witnessed the launch of 10 rockets, including 10 orbital launch attempts, while Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, has been the site for 89 rocket launches.

Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2

Rocket


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 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.

H-IIB 304

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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