february, 2018

27feb04:34H-IIA (F38) • IGS Optical 6

Event Details

Launch Date: February 27, 2018
Launch Window: 04:34-04:48 UTC
Launch Vehicle: H-IIA
Launch Operator: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Launch Site: Yoshinobu, Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Payload: IGS Optical 6
Payload Type: Optical Reconnaissance Satellite


A Japanese H-IIA rocket will launch the six optical reconnaissance in Japan’s Information Gathering Satellite System. This is the second in the third generation of optical imaging satellites orbited by the Japanese in a program initiated in 2003 to end reliance on foreign allies provided reconnaissance data to Japan, primarily dedicated to watching over North Korean missile activities.


Mission Resources:

? Live Launch Coverage

? Launch Vehicle Overview: H-IIA 202

? Payload Overview: Information Gathering Satellites

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

?Launch Site Schedule


(Tuesday) 04:34 UTC


Tanegashima Pad 1

Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-1, Japan, 〒891-3793 Kagoshima-ken, Kumage-gun, Minamitane-chō, Kukinaga, 南種子町茎永麻津