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Launch Preparation Report H-IIA Launch Services Flight No.15 - Satellite: IBUKI (GOSAT)

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IBUKI and the piggyback payloads positioned on top of the second stage of H-IIA F15. Final preparations are starting soon.

January 16, 2009

After mating with the payload adapter and encapsulation into the payload fairing, the IBUKI satellite and seven piggyback payloads were transported to the Vehicle Assembly Building, where the assembled H-IIA F15 was standing by, and positioned atop the second stage of H-IIA F15 on January 11.

Checkouts for final preparations are being conducted and it is followed by pyrotechnics arming and the Final Readiness Review.

January 6, 2009  IBUKI and the piggyback payloads mating with the payload adapter. January 6, 2009
IBUKI and the piggyback payloads mating with the payload adapter.

January 6, 2009 IBUKI and the piggyback payloads being encapsulated into the payload fairing. January 6, 2009
IBUKI and the piggyback payloads being encapsulated into the payload fairing.

January 11, 2009 Fairing-encapsulated IBUKI and the piggyback payloads being installed atop the second stage of H-IIA F15. (No.1) January 11, 2009
Fairing-encapsulated IBUKI and the piggyback payloads being installed atop the second stage of H-IIA F15. (No.1)

January 11, 2009 Fairing-encapsulated IBUKI and the piggyback payloads being installed atop the second stage of H-IIA F15. (No.2) January 11, 2009
Fairing-encapsulated IBUKI and the piggyback payloads being installed atop the second stage of H-IIA F15. (No.2)

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