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Launch Record

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., started its Launch Vehicle Services in 2007 with the H-IIA No. 13. In 2013, the H-IIB will be entered into commercial satellite launch services. Following is a condensed record of H-IIA launches up to the present. You can find a more detailed launch record at the JAXA Website.

H-IIA Launch Records

 

H-IIA F30

Launch Vehicle H-IIA F33 H-IIA F32 H-IIA F31
Launch Date March 17, 2017 10:20:00 a.m. January 24, 2017 4:44:00 p.m. November 2, 2016 3:20:00 p.m.
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Government Mission Government Mission Geostationary Meteorological Satellite "Himawari-9"
Orbit - - GTO
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site - - -
 

H-IIA F30

H-IIA F29

 

Launch Vehicle H-IIA F30 H-IIA F29 H-IIA F28
Launch Date February 17, 2016 5:45:00 p.m. November 24, 2015 3:50:00 p.m. March 26, 2015 10:21 a.m.
Mission
Loaded Satellite
X-ray Astronomy Satellite "ASTRO-H" Telstar 12 VANTAGE Government Mission
Orbit Circular GTO -
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site - Mission Overview -
 

H-IIA F26

H-IIA F25

Launch Vehicle H-IIA F27 H-IIA F26 H-IIA F25
Launch Date February 1, 2015 10:21 a.m. December 3, 2014 1:22:04 p.m. October 7, 2014 2:16 p.m.
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Government Mission Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2" Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (Himawari-8)
Orbit - Round trip between Earth and an asteroid GTO
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site - - -
 

H-IIA F24

H-IIA F23

 
Launch Vehicle H-IIA F24 H-IIA F23 H-IIA F22
Launch Date May 24, 2014 12:05 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014 3:37 a.m. Jan. 27, 2013
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Government Mission
Orbit Sun-synchronous sub-recurrent orbit GPM -
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site - - -
 

H-IIA F 21

   
Launch Vehicle H-IIA F21 H-IIA F20 H-IIA F19
Launch Date 1:39 a.m. May 18, 2012 Dec. 12, 2011 Sep. 23, 2011
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1)
Korea Multipurpose Satellite-3 "Arirang-3" (KOMPSAT-3)
Two small satellites
Government Mission Government Mission
Orbit SSO - -
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site - -
 

H-IIA F 18

H-IIA F 17

Launch Vehicle H-IIA F18 H-IIA F17 H-IIA F16
Launch Date 8:17 p.m. Sep. 11, 2010 6:58:22 a.m. May 21, 2010 Nov. 28, 2009
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Quasi-Zenith Satellite-1 "MICHIBIKI" (QZS-1) Venus Climate Orbiter "Akatsuki" (PLANET-C)
Five Small Satellites
Government Mission
Orbit Quasi-Zenith Orbit Venus Transfer Orbit -
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site -
 

H-IIA F 15

H-IIA F 14

H-IIA F 13

Launch Vehicle H-IIA F15 H-IIA F14 H-IIA F13
Launch Date 0:54 p.m. Jan. 23, 2009 5:55 p.m. Feb. 23, 2008 10:31:01 a.m. Sep. 14, 2007
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Greenhouse Gas Observation Satellite "Ibuki" (GOSAT)
Seven Small Satellites
Wideband Internetworking Engineering Test and Demonstration Satellite "Kizuna" (WINDS) SELenological and Engineering Explorer "Kaguya" (SELENE)
Orbit SSO GTO Lunar Transfer Orbit
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site
Launch Vehicle H-IIA F12 H-IIA F11 H-IIA F10
Launch Date Feb. 24, 2007 Dec. 18, 2006 Sep. 11, 2006
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Government Mission Engineering Test Satellite VIII "Kiku No. 8" (ETS-VIII) Government Mission
Orbit - GTO -
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Site - - -
Launch Vehicle H-IIA F9 H-IIA F8 H-IIA F7
Launch Date Feb. 18, 2006 Jan. 24, 2006 Feb. 26, 2005
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Multifunctional Transport Satellite-2 "Himawari No. 7" (MTSAT-2) Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS) Multifunctional Transport Satellite-1 Replacement "Himawari No. 6" (MTSAT-1R)
Orbit GTO SSO GTO
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
Launch Vehicle H-IIA F6 H-IIA F5 H-IIA F4
Launch Date Nov. 29, 2003 Mar. 28, 2003 Dec. 14, 2002
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Government Mission Government Mission Advanced Earth Observation Satellite "Midori II" (ADEOS-II)
Small Demonstration Satellite "Micro LabSat No. 1"
Whale Ecology Observation Satellite "WEOS"
Australian Small Satellite "Fed Sat"
Orbit - - SSO
Results Failed Succeeded Succeeded
Launch Vehicle H-IIA F3 H-IIA F2 H-IIA F1
Launch Date Sep. 10, 2002 Feb. 4, 2002 Aug. 29, 2001
Mission
Loaded Satellite
Data Relay Test Satellite "Kodama" (DRTS)
Unmanned Space Experiment Recovery System "USERS"
Mission Demonstration Test Satellite "Tsubasa" (MDS-1)
Vehicle Evaluation Payload 3 "VEP-3" to confirm the performance of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle
DASH (High Speed Re-entry Experimental Vehicle)
Laser Ranging Equipment "LRE"
Vehicle Evaluation payload 2 "VEP-2" to confirm the performance of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle
Orbit GTO (DRTS)
LEO (USER)
GTO GTO
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded

SSO: Sun-Synchronous Orbit GTO: Geostationary Transfer Orbit LEO: Low Earth Orbit

H-IIB Launch Records

 

H-IIB F6

Launch Vehicle H-IIB F6
Launch Date December 9, 2016 10:26:47 p.m.
Mission
Loaded Satellite
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI" 6 (HTV6)
Orbit ISS
Results Succeeded
 

H-IIB F5

H-IIB F4

H-IIB F3

Launch Vehicle H-IIB F5 H-IIB F4 H-IIB F3
Launch Date August 19, 2015 8:50:49 p.m. August 4, 2013 4:48:46 a.m. July 21, 2012 11:06:18 a.m.
Mission
Loaded Satellite
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"5
(HTV5)
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"4
(HTV4)
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"3
(HTV3)
Orbit ISS ISS ISS
Results Succeeded Succeeded Succeeded
 

H-IIB F2

H-IIB TF1

Launch Vehicle H-IIB F2 H-IIB TF1
Launch Date Jan 22, 2011 2:37:57 p.m. Sep 11, 2009 2:01:46 a.m.
Mission
Loaded Satellite
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"2
(HTV2)
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"
(HTV Demonstration Flight)
Orbit ISS ISS
Results Succeeded Succeeded
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