H-IIA 202 | KhalifaSat & GOSAT-2

H-IIA 202 | KhalifaSat & GOSAT-2

Osaki Y LP1
Tanegashima, Japan

KhalifaSat is an Earth observation satellite for UAE. KhalifaSat will provide high-resolution imagery of Earth to be used for various purposes, including urban planning, change monitoring, area classification, monitoring environmental change and aiding relief efforts for natural disasters. GOSAT 2 (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite 2) is a Japanese satellite dedicated to greenhouse gas measurement from space. It's a follow on to the GOSAT mission and includes such improvements as an ability to gather more precise data and monitor carbon monoxide concentrations.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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H-IIA 202


Height 53.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 4100 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2260 kN

Diameter 4.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 10000 kg

Liftoff Mass 285 Tonnes


Launch Success 22

Consecutive Success 22

Maiden Flight 2001-08-29

Launch Failures 0


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