H3 Test Flight 2
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
H3 Test Flight 2
Type: Test Flight
Launch Cost: $50,000,000
New test flight of the H3 ordered following the failure of the inaugural launch of H3 in March 2023 with ALOS-3. A dummy main payload will be carried instead of the ALOS-4 Earth observation satellite as originally planned.
2 hitchhiking secondary payloads have been selected in June 2023:
* CE-SAT-1E – 50 kilograms class optical Earth observation satellite from Canon Electronics Inc., similar to the previously launched CE-SAT-1.
* TIRSAT – 3U cubesat by Japan Space Systems and other institutes to test an infrared sensor for Earth surface observation purposes.
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Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
88 rockets have launched from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.
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.