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Himawari 2


National Space Development Agency of Japan

Launch Status


Himawari 2

Type: Earth Science

Japanese geostationary meteorological satellite built by Hughes Space and Communications


Unknown Pad

Tanegashima, Japan

85 rockets have launched from Tanegashima, Japan.

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan


N-2 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Length: 35 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 132 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2000 kg

The N-2 was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 1981-02-11. N-2 has 8 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. The N-II or N-2 was a derivative of the American Delta rocket, produced under licence in Japan. It replaced the N-I-rocket in Japanese use. It used a Thor-ELT first stage, a Delta-F second stage, nine Castor SRMs, and on most flights either a Star-37E or Burner-2 upper stage, identical to the US Delta 0100 series configurations. Eight were launched between 1981 and 1987, before it was replaced by the H-I, which featured Japanese-produced upper stages. All eight launches were successful.


National Space Development Agency of Japan – NASDA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: NASDA
  • Country: JPN
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