H-IIB 304 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Family: H2B meters Length: 56.6 meters Diameter: 5.2 meters Launch Mass: 551 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 16500 The H-IIB 304 was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 2009-09-10. H-IIB 304 has 9 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. 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. 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 is a Commercial JPN entity that was founded in 1884 and is administered by Seiji Izumisawa. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has 36 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 36 launches.