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, 2016||Launch Updates|
|Window: 06:20 - 9:18 UTC||Himawari-9 Satellite|
|Launch Site: Tanegashima Island||H-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°|