Author Topic: SS-520-5 - TRICOM-1R - December 25, 2017 (01:00 UTC)  (Read 1602 times)

Offline Asteroza

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Looks like JAXA is penciling in the SS-520 reflight for March 2017 2018 according to NHK/JAXA press conference

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170407/k10010940591000.html


Rumor mill says the rocket will be called SS-520-5, flying a payload called TRICOM-1R (likely the backup unit for TRICOM-1).


EDIT yeah, meant 2018...
« Last Edit: 11/13/2017 01:34 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: SS-520-5 (NET 3/2017) TRICOM-1R
« Reply #1 on: 04/07/2017 10:07 AM »
I think that's "Spring 2018" if my crude Japanese didn't fail me. ;)
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Re: SS-520-5 - TRICOM-1R - Early 2018
« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2017 08:18 AM »

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Re: SS-520-5 - TRICOM-1R - Early 2018
« Reply #3 on: 11/13/2017 01:33 AM »
Oh JAXA seems to be pushing hard to get the reflight sooner than I thought! They just scheduled the launch on Christmas Day @ 01:00 - 05:15 UTC.  :o

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2017/11/20171113_ss-520-5_j.html
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Re: SS-520-5 - TRICOM-1R - December 25, 2017 (01:00 UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 11/14/2017 01:22 AM »
Epsilon delays creating an opening plus they don't want to be upstaged by Interstellar/Horie-mon...

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