[amsat-bb] H-II rocket launch info

Masahiro Arai m-arai at a.email.ne.jp
Fri Mar 23 18:35:19 PDT 2012

JAXA announced launch of two H-II rocket. They are carrying amateur

H-IIA #21
Launch date: 1639-1642z 17 May, 2012
Payload: GCOM-W1 (Global Changing Observation Mission 1st - Water) or SHIZUKU
         KOMPSat3 (Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 3) 
         SDS4 (Small Demonstration Satellite 4)

HORYU2 is amateur satellite. Please reffer the following web site.

H-IIB #3
Launch date: 0218z  21 July, 2012
Palyoad: HTV3 (H-2 Transfer Vehicle) or KOUNOTORI3

HTV3 delivers J-SSOD (JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer) to ISS.
J-SSOD is new small satellite deployment system from ISS usig JEM
robot arm. Satellites RAIKO, WE WISH, FITSAT1, F-1 and TechEdSat,
which are deployed by J-SSOD, also deliver. All the satellites
carrying amateur radio system. Deployment will be done Sep, 2012.

JAXA press releases are shonw on the URL.


Masa  JN1GKZ

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