Space Transportation Systems H-IIA Launch Vehicle TF1

About H-IIA Launch Vehicle TF1

The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 (H-IIA/F1) was launched at 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2001, Japan Standard Time, from Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle was successfully lifted off with its flight azimuth of 90 degrees.
The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 flied normally, and the second stage was successfully injected into the geostationary transfer orbit. The separation of the Laser Ranging Equipment (LRE) was confirmed about 39 minutes and 47 seconds after the lift-off.

Principal Specifications

Model H2A202
Launch Date 8/29/2001 16:00 (JST)
Launch Site Yoshinobu Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center
Payload Laser Ranging Equipment (LRE)
H-IIA Vehicle Evaluation Payload #2 (VEP-2)