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Countdown Report for the MICHIBIKI No.3 launch on H-IIA Launch Vehicle Flight No.35

Final countdown status of H-IIA Flight F35 carrying MICHIBIKI No.3 will be reported.

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Separation of "MICHIBIKI No. 3" confirmed

August 19, 2017 14:57 JST

The separation of "MICHIBIKI No. 3" has been confirmed.

Liftoff

August 19, 2017 14:29 JST

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 carrying"MICHIBIKI No. 3" at 14:29:00 on Aug. 19, 2017 JST from the Tanegashima Space Center.

Liftoff of H-IIA F35 (1)

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Liftoff of H-IIA F35 (1)

Liftoff of H-IIA F35 (2)

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Liftoff of H-IIA F35 (2)

Automatic countdown sequence to start

August 19, 2017 14:24 JST

It is 4 minutes and 40 seconds before liftoff. The automatic countdown sequence has started.

X-30 minutes

August 19, 2017 13:59 JST

It is 30 minutes before launch.

X-60 minutes

August 19, 2017 13:29 JST

It is 60 minutes before launch. The final countdown operation has started.

H-IIA F35 - Final countdown operation has started

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H-IIA F35 - Final countdown operation has started

Third Go/No Go Decision

August 19, 2017 13:20 JST

The green light has been given to the X-60 minutes terminal countdown operation.

Attitude control system flight slew test completed

August 19, 2017 13:02 JST

The second attitude control system flight slew test has been completed.

Radio frequency system checked up

August 19, 2017 09:59 JST

The radio frequency system between H-IIA F35 and the ground stations has been checked up.

First stage and second stage liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks fully loaded

August 19, 2017 09:06 JST

It has been confirmed that the first- and second-stage liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks have been fully loaded.

H-IIA F35 - Both liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks fully loaded

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H-IIA F35 - Both liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks fully loaded

Attitude control system flight slew test completed

August 19, 2017 07:37 JST

By running programs of the guidance and control system mounted on H-IIA F35, it has been confirmed that all devices for flight attitude control are working as expected.

Access restrictions to start within a radius of 3,000 meters from launch pad.

August 19, 2017 06:54 JST

Access will now be restricted within a radius of 3,000 meters from the launch pad.

Terminal countdown operation has started

August 19, 2017 05:00 JST

Terminal countdown operation has started. Access will now be restricted within a radius of 400 meters from the launch pad.

Terminal countdown operation has started

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Terminal countdown operation has started

Second Go/No Go Decision -'Go'

August 19, 2017 04:36 JST

Final checks have been made for operational conditions of the launch vehicle, satellites, launch facilities, and tracking and control systems, as well as weather conditions. We now have gotten a go-ahead for loading the propellant, such as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, into the launch vehicle. Propellant loading preparations are going to start.

H-IIA F35 has arrived at launch pad

August 19, 2017 00:56 JST

H-IIA F35 has arrived at the launch pad. The launch vehicle is going to be connected to the pad facilities.

Snapshot of launch site

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Snapshot of launch site

H-IIA F35 on the way to launch pad

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H-IIA F35 on the way to launch pad

H-IIA F35 has arrived at launch pad

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H-IIA F35 has arrived at launch pad

H-IIA F35 on the way to launch pad

August 19, 2017 00:32 JST

H-IIA F35 carrying "MICHIBIKI No. 3" has left for the launch pad. H-IIA F35, mounted on the mobile launcher, will travel approximately 500 meters from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch pad. This will take about 30 minutes.

First Go/No Go Decision -'Go'

August 18, 2017 21:08 JST

This is an updated launch countdown report on the "MICHIBIKI No. 3" (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary satellite), which will be launched using the H-IIA No. 35 Launch Vehicle (H-IIA F35). After the weather conditions checked out, the green light has been given for H-IIA F35 carrying "MICHIBIKI No. 3" to leave the Vehicle Assembly Building for the launch pad. The scheduled launch time is Aug. 19, 2017 14:29 p.m. JST.

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