Press Release

  This press release is issued by NASDA.


The Third Firing Test for the First Stage Engine of the H-IIA Ground Test Vehicle was conducted

July 5, 2000 (JST)

National Space Development Agency of Japan

The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) conducted the third firing test for the first stage engine of the H-IIA (Standard Type) Ground Test Vehicle (GTV-1) at the H-II Launch Complex, Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima at 5:00 p.m. (JST) on Wednesday, July 5, 2000. The test data were successfully acquired as planned except the slight flame around the engine after the engine shut-down. It was extinguished subsequently. The burning period was 100 seconds and firing pressure was 12.2Mpa.

The forth firing test will be conducted after the post-test inspection and data evaluation for the third test.