Launch News JAXA H-IIA to launch IGS Radar-5 - March 17, 2017 (01:20 UTC)

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The launch was postponed due to weather condition.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and National Research and Development Corporation Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) originally plan to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 33 (H-IIA · F33) with the spy satellite IGS-Radar 5 atop it on March 16.

However,due to weather constrains on the launch day, we postpone the launch time as well as changing launch day as follows. Besides, we will determine the probability of launch on March 17 based on the weather conditions after tomorrow.


Launch date |March 17 (Fri)
Launch time |10: 20: 00 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time window |10: 20: 00 - 10: 33: 57 (Japan Standard Time)
Backup launch window |March 18 (Sat) - April 10 (Monday)

Rocket Info: H-IIA

H-IIA User Manual:


1|Payload Fairing
2|Satellite (Spacecraft)
3|Payload Adapter
4|Payload Support Structure
5|Cryogenic Helium Gas Bottles
6|Second Stage Liquid Hydrogen Tank
7|Second Stage Liquid Oxygen Tank
8|Avionics Equipment Panel
9|RCS (Reaction Control System)
10|Ambient Helium Gas Bottles
11|Second Stage Engine (LE-5B Engine)
12|Interstage Section
13|First Stage Liquid Oxygen Tank
14|Center Body Section
15|First Stage Liquid Hydrogen Tank
16|Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB-A)
17|First Stage Engine Section
18|Auxiliary Engine
19|Ambient He bottles
20|First Stage Engine (LE-7A Engine)
21|SRB-A Movable Nozzle

Videos and live broadcast:

H-2A Rocket F33 Before launch briefing session

H-2A Rocket F33 Rollout

H-2A Rocket F33 IGS Radar-5 Satellite launch

H-2A Rocket F33 After launch press conference

(So far no images or details of payloads are found.)