H-IIA Launches Himawari-9

Japan's H-IIA Rocket is set for liftoff from Tanegashima Island, carrying into orbit the Himawari-9 third generation meteorological satellite, one of the most advanced weather satellites in the world. Screaming away from its picturesque sea-side launch pad, H-IIA will complete a 28-minute ascent mission to deliver the 3,500-Kilogram satellite to a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

Live Video by JAXA.

Launch Date: November 2, 2016Launch Updates
Window: 06:20 - 9:18 UTCHimawari-9 Satellite
Launch Site: Tanegashima IslandH-IIA Launch Vehicle
Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202 (SRB-A3)Countdown Timeline
Payload: Himawari-9 (3,500kg)Launch Profile
Ascent Duration: 18 Minutes 
Target Orbit: 250 by 35,976km, 22.4°