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H2A Launch Success! H2A Launch Vehicle No.21 was launched at 1:39 a.m. on May 18, 2012 (JST), and it has injected the satellites; 'SHIZUKU' and 'Arirang-3' into the desired orbit successfully.

  • The 21st launch by H-2A launch vehicle that have achieved 95% launch success rate.
  • Dual launch of 'Arirang-3', the first satellite for overseas customers, and the JAXA satellite 'SHIZUKU'
  • Launch of two small satellites by making use of remaining launch capability of H-2A


Launch Preparation Report

This gives the latest news on "SHIZUKU" "Arirang-3" launch operations.

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Countdown Report

Final countdown status of H-IIA Flight 21 carrying "SHIZUKU" "Arirang-3" will be reported.

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Live Broadcast The launching scene of H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 21 will air live from the Tanegashima Space Center. '© Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'