Space Transportation Systems H-IIA Launch Vehicle F8

About H-IIA Launch Vehicle F8

The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.8 (H-IIA F8) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi"(ALOS) onboard was launched at 10:33 a.m. on January 24, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST.) The initial flight angle (azimuth) was 115 degrees. The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at 16 minutes and 30 seconds after liftoff, the Daichi separation was confirmed.

Principal Specifications

Model H2A2022
Launch Date 1/24/2006 10:33 (JST)
Launch Site H-IIA Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center
Payload Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi"(ALOS)