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This satellite is projected to be launched in 2016, from a recent presentation made by Japanese government official in the U.S.
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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #1 on: 11/02/2015 06:28 PM »
Latest presentation still shows this launch planned for 2016.

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #2 on: 01/14/2016 09:07 PM »
So this has been pushed to 2017?

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #3 on: 01/14/2016 11:30 PM »
It's fiscal year witch ends in march, i believe.

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 01/14/2017 09:23 PM »
Will this be launch in the Feb or March time frame?

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 04/10/2017 06:29 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/04/20170410_h2af34.html

Launch Schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 2 Aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34

April 10, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 2 launch, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 as follows;

Launch Date                 : June 1, 2017
Launch Time                 : Approximately 9:20 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) *
Reserved Launch Period : June 2 through June 30, 2017
Location                       : Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center
* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2017 06:33 AM by yoichi »

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 04/10/2017 05:02 PM »
QZS-2 photos.
http://qzss.go.jp/events/tsukuba_170407.html

QZS-2 and QZS-4:  Launch mass is 4,000kg  (Bus weight 1,180kg, payload mass 370kg.)  desighn life is 15year(longer than QZS-1 which was 12 years)

QZS-3 (GSO) : Launch mass is 4,700kg  (Bus weight 1,215kg, payload mass 475kg.) 
« Last Edit: 04/11/2017 08:59 PM by Fuji »

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 04/10/2017 05:41 PM »
QZS-2 photos。
http://qzss.go.jp/events/tsukuba_170407.html

QZS-2 and QZS-4:  Launch mass is 4,000kg  (Bus weight 1,180kg, payload mass 370kg.)  desighn life is 15year(longer than QZS-1 which was 12 years)

QZS-3 (GSO) : Launch mass is 4,700kg  (Bus weight 1,215kg, payload mass 475kg.) 

Also info, that QZS 2 and 4 will be launched on H-2A-202 rockets, while QZS 3 will use a H-2A-204

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 05/20/2017 11:51 PM »

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Current weather forecasts shows thunderstorms rolling around the launch site for most parts of June 1/2 so unless something changes this probably won't launch on time.  ;)
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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 05/27/2017 12:33 PM »
In that forecast the weather is just cloudy during launch time, so it might go just before bad weather:)

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:20 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 05/27/2017 03:53 PM »
J2978/17 -  REF AIP SUP 057/17 ITEM 1,2,3 ROCKET H-2A-F34 WILL BE LAUNCHED LAUNCHING DATE/TIME : 0020 ON 01 JUN 2017. SFC - UNL, 27 MAY 06:35 2017 UNTIL 01 JUN 00:51 2017 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 27 MAY 06:35 2017

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Re: H-IIA - QZS-2 - (MICHIBIKI-2) - June 1, 2017 (00:17:46 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 05/30/2017 06:36 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/05/20170530_h2af34.html

Launch Schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 2

May 30, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA hereby announce the launch schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 (H-IIA F34) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 2, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System.

Launch Date                 : June 1, 2017
Launch Time                 : 9:17:46 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : June 2 through June 30, 2017
Location                       : Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center

JAXA Official


NVS

« Last Edit: 05/30/2017 07:17 AM by yoichi »

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Rollout should occur at around 09:30 UTC:



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Moved for live coverage!
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Neko Video Visual Solutions @ Nvslive 6M6 minutes ago

[1 hour] on June 1, 2009 9:17:46 The-Rocket No. 34 is scheduled to launch the quasi-Zenith satellite Michibiki No. 2 from the Tanegashima Space Center.

https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/870044776728547329

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About 90 minutes to launch if my time conversion is correct.

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T-60 minutes. About 12 minutes from start of webcast.
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Waiting for NVS.
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T-45 minutes. Me and my friend Leonardo waiting for the launch.
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Web cast has begun!
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I'm getting a bad picture from NVS. Here is the JAXA feed.

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Launch location and QZS 2.
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T-25 minutes. Sprinklers are going.
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QZS-2 logo.
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Previous QZS launch. QZS-2, 3 and 4.
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Looks like Australia gets good coverage as well.
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Robot Farm tractors!
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Football relevance pleases me ;D

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Well that was a long promo video! And we're back live.

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People following the launch.
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JAXA getting the kids involved again...they do this well.

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OK, I'm a bit ahead. The kids are counting down for us. Its now T-5 minutes.
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This is awesome. Deep into the count and school kids wishing the rocket all the best in these final minutes!

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This is awesome. Deep into the count and school kids wishing the rocket all the best in these final minutes!
What a wonderful idea! More launches ought to do outreach like this!
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Looks like some really rough sea there by the launchpad.
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Liftoff!
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LAUNCH!

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Not sure what they are showing.
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Erm, I think that's all they are going to cover!

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These might be the schools that were involved.
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End of JAXA webcast.
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Are these confirmed events? Or are you basing on the launch timeline?

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From the NVS comments. 5.3 km/s.
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Heard main engine cutoff!
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Second Engine Cut Off 1

from officilal announce at TNSC

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Second ignition is at T+24:34. Burn is for 3 minutes, with separation 50 seconds later.
« Last Edit: 06/01/2017 12:36 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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About two minutes from second ignition.
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Congratulations to MHI Launch Services and JAXA for the successful launch!
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Congrats to all the teams, well done! Thanks to for the great coverage NSF and for Steven's lovely kitty who reminded me of my late boy Junior...
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Congrats to JAXA and MHI on the successful launch of QZS-2.
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1st Stage Separation
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I think the reason for that change in live broadcast style is that this is not a JAXA satellite - the operational QZS system is operated under some organization directly under the Cabinet Office of Japan, so it seems that this might be done by another PR team.  ;)

Local news reported that QZS-3 (heading for geostationary orbit) might be launching around early August.
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Launch replay. My brother found Leonardo as a kitten in a drain pipe at his work site. With his tortoise shell colour and underground origin, I named him after one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.



By the way it's years since I have seen a CRT computer monitor.

Congratulations to all involved in this launch.

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2017-028A    42738    OBJECT A    634.28min    31.65    35924km    227km
2017-028B    42739    OBJECT B    620.85min    31.29    35246km    212km

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Upper stage apparently seen by New Horizons team members who are in Argentina to observe an occultation involving the KBO target MU69
https://twitter.com/Alex_Parker/status/870160968160071680
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We saw the H-2A upper stage post-sep and under burn from Argentina during a field test of our #mu69occ gear tonight!

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Comparison between theoretical and measured values
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