Space Transportation Systems H-IIA Launch Vehicle F4

Press Release


About H-IIA Launch Vehicle F4

The Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) was launched by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 4 (H-IIA F4) at 10:31 a.m. on December 14, 2002 (Japan Standard Time) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The initial azimuth of H-IIA F4 was 122 degrees.

Principal Specifications

Model H2A202
Launch Date 12/14/2002 10:31 (JST)
Launch Site H-IIA Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center
Payload Advanced Earth Observation Satellite-II "Midori II"(ADEOS-II)
Engineering Test Satellite "Micro-LabSat"
Whale Ecology Observation Satellite(WEOS)
Federation Satellite(FedSat)