H-2A (F8)

Last modification: January 24, 2006


    Launch date
 Launch window:
 January 24, 2006 – 0133 UTC.
 Launch site
 Launch complex:
 Tanegashima Space Centre (Japan)
 Yoshinobu Launch Complex
 Launch vehicle

 Upper stage:
 Payload fairing:
 Launch vehicle prime:
 Launch provider:
 Flight number:

 [Standard H-2A 2nd stage]
 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
 Targeted orbit:
 Overall lift-off mass:
 Total payload mass:
 Sun-Synchronous Orbit
About 325,000 kg
 About 4,000 kg (est.
 First flight of regenerative cooling long nozzle on 1st stage’s LE-7A engine.
 Delayed from Jan. 19 due to telemetry transmitter problem.
 Delayed from Jan. 22.

 Delayed from Jan. 23 due to malfunction in ground-based payload environment control equipment.


 Payload designation Launch customer
Launch contract
Launch mass
Launch adapter
  ALOS-1 "Daichi" JAXA
3,850 kg

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