Launch of IBUKI Special Site

Overview of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.15

(Image:Courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.)
The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15 is a "H2A202" model with two solid rocket boosters (SRBs). The fairing design is 4S (4 meters in diameter.) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is in charge of the launch service of the H-IIA.

H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15 Mission

The main mission of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15 is to inject its main payload, the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT), into its scheduled orbit, the sun-synchronous subrecurrent orbit, then to inject seven other piggyback payloads into their respective orbits one by one.

IBUKI Injection Orbit

Sun-synchronous subrecurrent orbit at a perigee altitude of 667 km, apogee altitude of 683 km, and inclination of 98.0 degrees

Launch of H2A202 H-IIA F15 Decal

("Midori II"(ADEOS-II)/F4)


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