Press Release

  This press release is issued by NASDA.


H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 (H-IIA/F1)The orbital data
by the Doppler Ranging Equipment (DRE)

August 30, 2001 (JST)

National Space Development Agency of Japan

The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) acquired the data from the Doppler Ranging Equipment (DRE) at respective Tracking and Communication Stations in Masda, Katsuura and Okinawa.
NASDA launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 (H-IIA/F1) at 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2001,Japan Standard Time, from Tanegashima Space Center on purpose to put the vehicle evaluation payload (VEP-2) in orbit. DRE is part of VEP-2, which carried by H-IIA/F1. The orbital data of DRE is as follows.

Orbital data (provisional data)
*Rocket inertial guidance data
Apogee height 36,213.9 [km] 36,217.6 [km]
Perigee height 270.0 [km] 274.6 [km]
Orbit inclination 28.19 [degree] 28.23 [degree]

NASDA is continuing to acquire and evaluate the Doppler data.

*This is the Rocket inertial guidance data that was acquired at Santiago Downrange Station 9,000 seconds after the launch.