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ALOS-3 (Maiden flight)


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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ALOS-3 (Maiden flight)

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $50,000,000

Maiden flight of the H3 launch vehicle, carrying the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-3 (ALOS-3).


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Yoshinobu Launch Complex

Tanegashima, Japan

86 rockets have launched from Tanegashima, Japan.

Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan


H3-22 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Family: H3
  • Length: 63 m
  • Diameter: 5.27 m

The H3-22 was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 2023-03-07. H3-22 has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. The H3 Launch Vehicle is a Japanese expendable launch system.
Each H3 booster configuration has a two-digit and a letter designation that indicates the features of that configuration. The first digit represents the number of LE-9 engines on the main stage, either “2” or “3”. The second digit indicates the number of SRB-3 solid rocket boosters attached to the base of the rocket, and can be “0”, “2” or “4”. All layouts of solid boosters are symmetrical. The letter in the end shows the length of the payload fairing, either short “S” or long “L”. For example, an H3-24L has two engines, four solid rocket boosters, and a long fairing, whereas an H3-30S has three engines, no solid rocket boosters, and a short fairing.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – MHI

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: MHI
  • Administration: President: 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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2 months ago

Needs new video links, just fyi. =)

Reply to  Smokey
2 months ago

Thank you!

Judy & Ken O' Neill
Judy & Ken O' Neill
2 months ago

Better luck next time folks.!……

2 months ago

thank you.

1 month ago

I would just like to know of possible dates of test and launch so I could possibly watch it in person.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Hector
1 month ago

Keep checking back for updates