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Latest presentation from QZSS authority shows this will be launched in 2017.
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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2017 09:54 PM »
Any update on this mission?

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A, 2017
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2017 03:53 PM »
Latest presentation from QZSS authority shows this will be launched in 2017.


Still Scheduled for 2017

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H-IIA F35 - QZS-3 - Aug 11,2017
« Reply #3 on: 06/14/2017 12:19 PM »

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Re: H-IIA F35 - QZS-3 - Aug 11,2017
« Reply #4 on: 06/15/2017 02:44 AM »
http://www.mbc.co.jp/news/mbc_news.php?ibocd=2017061400023452

H-IIA F35 will launch on August 11

....and confirmed by JAXA: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2017/06/20170615_h2af35_j.html

The launch window is a whooping 9 hours long one - 05:00 - 14:00 UTC.  :o
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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 11, 2017 (~05:00 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 06/17/2017 08:38 PM »
Launch Schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 3 Aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35

June 15, 2017 (JST)

Mitsubishi heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the launch schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 3 (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary satellite) aboard H-IIA launch Vehicle No. 35 as follows;

Launch Date: August 11, 2017
Launch Time: 2 p.m. through 11 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period: August 12 through September 30, 2017 *
Location: Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.

http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/06/20170615_h2af35.html

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 11, 2017 (~05:12 UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 08/07/2017 09:21 AM »
 
[NAVAREA Navigational Warnings]
NORTH PACIFIC

NO.17-0488       Date:2017/08/06 12 UTC
NORTH PACIFIC, WESTERN PART.
ROCKET, H-2A, LAUNCHING.
A. 110507Z TO 111411Z AUG.
   AREA BOUNDED BY
   29-37-00N 135-42-00E
   30-02-24N 135-44-49E
   30-11-33N 135-57-12E
   30-00-00N 137-26-00E
   29-25-00N 137-21-00E.
B. 110512Z TO 111426Z AUG.
   AREA BOUNDED BY
   28-54N 139-48E 29-50N 139-59E
   29-20N 142-48E 28-24N 142-38E.
C. 110515Z TO 111432Z AUG.
   AREA BOUNDED BY
   24-24N 160-41E 26-04N 161-20E
   22-02N 171-54E 20-21N 171-15E.
CANCEL THIS MSG 111532Z AUG.
 
« Last Edit: 08/07/2017 09:25 AM by input~2 »

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 11, 2017 (~05:12 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 08/09/2017 01:09 AM »
We should know if the launch is going ahead on the 11th today.
Weather forecasts is showing conditions on August 11 to be rather iffy, but will get better for the next few days.
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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 11, 2017 (~05:12 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 08/09/2017 08:46 AM »
We should know if the launch is going ahead on the 11th today.
Weather forecasts is showing conditions on August 11 to be rather iffy, but will get better for the next few days.

Just confirmed that the launch is slipping to August 12 05:00-14:00 UTC.
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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (05:00 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 08/09/2017 09:00 AM »
Launch Postponement, of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3

After the review of the weather condition, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA have decided to postpone launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA・F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary Orbit Satellite.

HIIA・F35 launch was originally scheduled on August 11, 2017, new schedule is as follows

Launch Date:
    August 12, 2017
Launch Time:
    2 p.m. through 11 p.m. (JST) *
Reserved Launch Period:
    August 13 through September 30, 2017 *
*Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.


Reference:
MHI Launch Services
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html

H-IIA Launch Vehicle
http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2a/

Quashi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)
http://qzss.go.jp/en/


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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (~05:12 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 08/09/2017 01:30 PM »
NORTH PACIFIC
NO.17-1650 Date:2017/08/09 13 UTC
NORTH PACIFIC, WESTERN PART.
ROCKET, H-2A, LAUNCHING.
A. 120507Z TO 121411Z AUG.
AREA BOUNDED BY
29-37-00N 135-42-00E
30-02-24N 135-44-49E
30-11-33N 135-57-12E
30-00-00N 137-26-00E
29-25-00N 137-21-00E.
B. 120512Z TO 121426Z AUG.
AREA BOUNDED BY
28-54N 139-48E 29-50N 139-59E
29-20N 142-48E 28-24N 142-38E.
C. 120515Z TO 121432Z AUG.
AREA BOUNDED BY
24-24N 160-41E 26-04N 161-20E
22-02N 171-54E 20-21N 171-15E.
CANCEL 1629/17.

A3290/17 -  THE JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY (JAXA) HAS PLANNED A ROCKET LAUNCH. DEBRIS FM THIS LAUNCH WILL FALL WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 2424N16041E TO 2604N16120E TO 2202N17154E TO 2021N17115E TO POINT OF ORIGIN. IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY ALL NON-PARTICIPATING AIR TRAFFIC ARE ADZ TO AVOID THE NOTAMED AREA. IFR ACFT UNDER ATC JURISDICTION SHOULD ANTICIPATE CLR AROUND THE NOTAMED AREA. SFC - UNL, 12 AUG 05:00 2017 UNTIL 12 AUG 14:45 2017. CREATED: 09 AUG 12:00 2017

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 08/10/2017 05:24 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170810_h2af35.html

Launch Schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3
August 10, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA hereby announce the launch schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; geostationary orbit)

Launch Date                 : August 12, 2017
Launch Time                 : 1:40 p.m. (JST, Japan Standard Time) *
Launch Window             : 1:40 p.m. though 10:14 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : August 13 through September 30, 2017

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.
« Last Edit: 08/10/2017 05:25 AM by yoichi »

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 08/10/2017 02:42 PM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170810_h2af35.html

Launch Schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3
August 10, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA hereby announce the launch schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; geostationary orbit)

Launch Date                 : August 12, 2017
Launch Time                 : 1:40 p.m. (JST, Japan Standard Time) *
Launch Window             : 1:40 p.m. though 10:14 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : August 13 through September 30, 2017

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.

...just pointing out that an 04:40 GMT launch time is OUTSIDE the posted NOTAM times-of-validity, which begin at 05:00 GMT....

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 08/11/2017 08:17 AM »
Revised navigational warning

NORTH PACIFIC
NO.17-1653 Date:2017/08/10 13 UTC
NORTH PACIFIC, WESTERN PART.
ROCKET, H-2A, LAUNCHING.
A. 120447Z TO 121325Z AUG.
AREA BOUNDED BY
29-37-00N 135-42-00E
30-02-24N 135-44-49E
30-11-33N 135-57-12E
30-00-00N 137-26-00E
29-25-00N 137-21-00E.
B. 120425Z TO 121340Z AUG.
AREA BOUNDED BY
28-54N 139-48E 29-50N 139-59E
29-20N 142-48E 28-24N 142-38E.
C. 120455Z TO 121346Z AUG.
AREA BOUNDED BY
24-24N 160-41E 26-04N 161-20E
22-02N 171-54E 20-21N 171-15E.
CANCEL 1650/17.

Revised NOTAM

J5189/17 - REF AIP SUP 091/17 ITEM 1,2,3 ROCKET H-2A-F35 WILL BE LAUNCHED LAUNCHING DATE/TIME : BTN 0440 AND 1314 ON 12 AUG 2017. SFC - UNL, 10 AUG 05:30 2017 UNTIL 12 AUG 13:46 2017 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 10 AUG 05:31 2017
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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 08/11/2017 08:36 AM »
H-IIA F35 Rollout



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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 08/11/2017 12:12 PM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f35.html

August 11, 2017 20:36 JST
First Go/No Go Decision -'Go'

This is an updated launch countdown report on the "MICHIBIKI No. 3" (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary satellite), which will be launched using the H-IIA No. 35 Launch Vehicle (H-IIA F35). After the weather conditions checked out, the green light has been given for H-IIA F35 carrying "MICHIBIKI No. 3" to leave the Vehicle Assembly Building for the launch pad. The scheduled launch time is Aug. 12, 2017 13:40 p.m. JST.

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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 08/11/2017 12:49 PM »
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Re: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 08/11/2017 12:51 PM »
Moved for live coverage.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 08/11/2017 03:06 PM »
« Last Edit: 08/11/2017 03:07 PM by yoichi »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #20 on: 08/11/2017 06:36 PM »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #21 on: 08/11/2017 06:43 PM »
From the above (columns are time (seconds), downrange distance, altitude, speed):


 1 - Liftoff
 2 - SRB Burnout
 3 - SRB separation (first pair)
 4 - SRB separation (second pair)
 5 - Fairing separation
 6 - First stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
 7 - First stage separation
 8 - Second stage ignition 1
[End of "flight safety control period" at 662 seconds MET]
 9 - Second stage cutoff 1 (SECO-1)
10 - Second stage ignition 2
11 - Second stage cutoff 2 (SECO-2)
12 - Spacecraft separation
« Last Edit: 08/11/2017 07:06 PM by William Graham »


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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #23 on: 08/12/2017 02:24 AM »
H-IIA F35 Rollout

That video is private. Here is the press conference.



Here is the NVS livestream.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #24 on: 08/12/2017 03:35 AM »
Stream is up, showing the vehicle on the pad, looks like fueling is underway.
Where can I apply for SpaceX fanboy?.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #25 on: 08/12/2017 03:36 AM »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #26 on: 08/12/2017 03:41 AM »
NVS providing their usual great commentary.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #27 on: 08/12/2017 03:43 AM »
Launch location.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #28 on: 08/12/2017 03:43 AM »
I'm only getting 360p resolution.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #29 on: 08/12/2017 03:45 AM »
I'm only getting 360p resolution.

ditto here.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #30 on: 08/12/2017 03:48 AM »
Events at Tanegashima.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #31 on: 08/12/2017 03:50 AM »
Tanegashima Space Art Festival.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #32 on: 08/12/2017 03:53 AM »
Some of the Space Art.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #33 on: 08/12/2017 03:54 AM »
Back to the pad.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 08/12/2017 04:01 AM »
QZS logo. Finally got rid of the taskbar!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #35 on: 08/12/2017 04:03 AM »
Flight plan and countdown clock.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #36 on: 08/12/2017 04:03 AM »
countdown HOLD

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 08/12/2017 04:04 AM »
Not many people at the press site.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 08/12/2017 04:10 AM »
Mission events.
« Last Edit: 08/12/2017 04:11 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 08/12/2017 04:12 AM »
T-30 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 08/12/2017 04:13 AM »
How to get your ball into orbit!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #41 on: 08/12/2017 04:17 AM »
Orbit comparisons.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #42 on: 08/12/2017 04:20 AM »
T-20 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 08/12/2017 04:23 AM »
The JAXA Youtube clock reset to 40 minutes to go, so looks like at least a 20 minute delay to 05:00 UTC.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 08/12/2017 04:24 AM »
Back to the launch site.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 08/12/2017 04:25 AM »
1080p JAXA stream:
« Last Edit: 08/12/2017 04:27 AM by DatUser14 »
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #46 on: 08/12/2017 04:28 AM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f35.html

August 12, 2017 12:22 JST
Terminal countdown operation has holded
Terminal countdown operation has holded. New launch time will be announced later.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 08/12/2017 04:31 AM »
Quite a bit of atmospheric distortion.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 08/12/2017 04:41 AM »
Window is open. Still in hold.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #49 on: 08/12/2017 04:50 AM »
Our commentator is back. Seeing a bit of LOX cloud to the left of the vehicle.

JAXA stream reset to 40 minutes to go, so at least 05:30 UTC for launch.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #50 on: 08/12/2017 04:54 AM »
https://twitter.com/JAXA_en/status/896232340057452544

JAXA Web‏ @JAXA_en 
The launch time for H-IIA F35 with MICHIBKI-3 onboard has changed.
The new launch time will be announced as soon as it is determined.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #51 on: 08/12/2017 05:21 AM »
JAXA Youtube stream reset to 40 minutes again, so launch is now no earlier than 0600 UTC. The NVS stream has died on me. It keeps going to the same point and then stops.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #52 on: 08/12/2017 05:25 AM »
new launch time will be NET 16:00(JST).

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 08/12/2017 05:27 AM »
NVS Twitter

https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/896241225166012416

"-Rocket No. 35 has taken time to inspect the propulsion system and is holding down the countdown. The launch is expected to be after 16: nvslive # H2af35"
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #54 on: 08/12/2017 06:08 AM »
So, sometime after 07:00 UTC?

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #55 on: 08/12/2017 06:10 AM »
JAXA saying 1600 JST (0700 UTC) or later.

https://twitter.com/JAXA_en/status/896248001341132801

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #56 on: 08/12/2017 06:50 AM »
SCRUB!

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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #57 on: 08/12/2017 06:54 AM »
The JAXA Youtube link is now showing "Live in 2 days". That means launch is rescheduled to Monday, 14 August. Time is given as 1600 JST (0700 UTC).
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 12, 2017 (04:40 UTC)
« Reply #58 on: 08/12/2017 06:56 AM »
Launched delayed to investigate propulsion system.

https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/896262994610368514

"The launch of today is discontinued because the investigation is necessary to the propulsion system-rocket No. 35. 17 at the prospect of a press conference # nvslive # H2af35"
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Re: LIVE: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 14, 2017 (07:00 UTC)
« Reply #59 on: 08/12/2017 07:51 AM »
J5281/17 - REF AIP SUP 091/17 ITEM 1,2,3 LAUNCH OF H-2A-F35 WAS POSTPONED. ITEM 2.(1) FLT AVOIDANCE AND ITEM 3.3-1(1) UNUSABLE FLIGHT PROCEDURES,ETC. IN FORCE RMK/LAUNCHING DATE WILL BE NOTIFY BY FURTHER RJJJ NOTAM. SFC - UNL, 13 AUG 00:00 2017 UNTIL UFN. CREATED: 12 AUG 07:49 2017

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Re: SCRUB: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 14, 2017 (07:00 UTC)
« Reply #61 on: 08/12/2017 02:45 PM »
I wanted to mention that the 5-meter fairing returns to flight on the H-IIA launch vehicle after almost 11 years and 24 flights:)

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Re: SCRUB: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 14, 2017 (07:00 UTC)
« Reply #62 on: 08/12/2017 11:42 PM »
JAXA press release (FWIW):

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Today’s Launch Cancellation, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35
Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3


August 12, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA have decided to cancel today's launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary Orbit Satellite.

H-IIA F35 launch was originally scheduled on August 12, 2017 but has been cancelled due to the necessity of additional examinations around rocket propulsion system.

The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170812_h2af35.html

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Re: SCRUB: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 14, 2017 (07:00 UTC)
« Reply #63 on: 08/13/2017 01:49 AM »
Youtube link now showing "Live in 3 days, 17 August 12:00 am GMT+9". That would be 0300 UTC.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 17, 2017 (03:00 UTC)
« Reply #64 on: 08/13/2017 12:41 PM »
Youtube link now showing "Live in 3 days, 17 August 12:00 am GMT+9". That would be 0300 UTC.
If you wait a few seconds, it will show "August 16, 5:00 pm" (ie 8:00 am UTC)

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 17, 2017 (03:00 UTC)
« Reply #65 on: 08/14/2017 07:20 AM »
If you wait a few seconds, it will show "August 16, 5:00 pm" (ie 8:00 am UTC)

That's you're local time! With me (I am +9.5, half an hour ahead of Japan) it shows "Live in 2 days August 17, 12:30 AM" after a few seconds. I did make a mistake though. 12 am on 17 August is 0000 local or 1500 UTC on 16 August (not 0300 UTC on 17 August). My apologies for the miscalculation. I don't believe that's the actual launch time though. Instead, I think they just set the clock to the start of the day. Launch time is probably close to Saturday's time of 0440 UTC either on 16 August (if they move up the Youtube clock) or 17 August (if they delay the Youtube clock).
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For people confused as I was, the T-0 is apparently 15:00 UTC on Wednesday.

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For people confused as I was, the T-0 is apparently 15:00 UTC on Wednesday.

Probably not today either looking at various Japanese sources on Twitter - looks more like still a couple of days before the next attempt.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19 (05:00 UTC), 2017
« Reply #68 on: 08/16/2017 09:25 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170816_h2af35.html

Launch Schedule Updates, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3
August 16, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA had postponed the launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary Orbit Satellite, which was scheduled on August 12th. After careful investigations and completion of repair actions of the rocket propulsion system, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the launch schedule update of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) Geostationary Orbit Satellite as follows:

Launch Date                 : August 19, 2017
Launch Time                 : 2:00 p.m. (JST) though 11:00 p.m.(JST) *
Reserved Launch Period : August 20 through September 30, 2017

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:00 UTC)
« Reply #69 on: 08/16/2017 11:33 AM »
J5396/17 -  REF AIP SUP 091/17 ITEM 1,2,3 ROCKET H-2A-F35 WILL BE LAUNCHED LAUNCHING DATE/TIME : BTN 0500 AND 1400 ON 19 AUG 2017. SFC - UNL, 16 AUG 10:23 2017 UNTIL 19 AUG 14:32 2017 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 16 AUG 10:23 2017

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #70 on: 08/17/2017 06:06 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170817_h2af35.html

Launch Schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3

August 17, 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. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; geostationary orbit).

Launch Date                 : August 19, 2017
Launch Time                 : 2:29 p.m. (JST, Japan Standard Time) *
Launch Window             : 2:29 p.m. through 10:16 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : August 20 through September 30, 2017

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #71 on: 08/18/2017 01:27 PM »
...

Launch Date                 : August 19, 2017
Launch Time                 : 2:29 p.m. (JST, Japan Standard Time) *
Launch Window             : 2:29 p.m. through 10:16 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : August 20 through September 30, 2017

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.

UTC: 05:29 through 13:16 on the 19th

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #72 on: 08/18/2017 01:55 PM »
NVS webcast link is up.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #73 on: 08/19/2017 12:12 AM »
MHI Countdown Report
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f35.html

August 19, 2017 09:06 JST
First stage and second stage liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks fully loaded
It has been confirmed that the first- and second-stage liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks have been fully loaded.


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Well that's a good sign! :)

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Well that's a good sign! :)

How's the range weather looking?

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #78 on: 08/19/2017 04:09 AM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f35.html

August 19, 2017 13:02 JST
Attitude control system flight slew test completed
The second attitude control system flight slew test has been completed.

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Posting the live broadcast link again here:

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #80 on: 08/19/2017 04:25 AM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f35.html

August 19, 2017 13:20 JST
Third Go/No Go Decision
The green light has been given to the X-60 minutes terminal countdown operation.

August 19, 2017 13:29 JST
X-60 minutes
It is 60 minutes before launch. The final countdown operation has started.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #81 on: 08/19/2017 04:58 AM »
T-30 minutes. 1 minute to JAXA webcast start.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #82 on: 08/19/2017 05:02 AM »
Funky music has started...

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #84 on: 08/19/2017 05:18 AM »
T-10 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #85 on: 08/19/2017 05:20 AM »
GO for launch.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #86 on: 08/19/2017 05:24 AM »
T-5 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #87 on: 08/19/2017 05:26 AM »
T-3 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #88 on: 08/19/2017 05:28 AM »
T-2 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #89 on: 08/19/2017 05:28 AM »
T-1 minute.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #90 on: 08/19/2017 05:29 AM »
Liftoff!
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #91 on: 08/19/2017 05:30 AM »
T+1 minute.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #92 on: 08/19/2017 05:31 AM »
T+2 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #93 on: 08/19/2017 05:31 AM »
SRB Burnout
SRB separation (first pair)
SRB separation (second pair)

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #94 on: 08/19/2017 05:31 AM »
Showing animation.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #95 on: 08/19/2017 05:32 AM »
T+3 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #96 on: 08/19/2017 05:33 AM »
Fairing separation

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #97 on: 08/19/2017 05:33 AM »
Fairing separation.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #98 on: 08/19/2017 05:34 AM »
T+5 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #99 on: 08/19/2017 05:35 AM »
T+6 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #100 on: 08/19/2017 05:36 AM »
First stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
First stage separation
Second stage ignition 1

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #101 on: 08/19/2017 05:36 AM »
Core stage cutoff and separation.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #102 on: 08/19/2017 05:37 AM »
T+8 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #103 on: 08/19/2017 05:38 AM »
T+9 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #104 on: 08/19/2017 05:39 AM »
T+10 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #105 on: 08/19/2017 05:40 AM »
T+11 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #106 on: 08/19/2017 05:40 AM »
Second stage cutoff 1 (SECO-1)

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #107 on: 08/19/2017 05:41 AM »
First cutoff!
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #108 on: 08/19/2017 05:44 AM »
Upcoming events.

T+23:39 Second ignition
T+27:49 Second cutoff
T+28:40 Spacecraft separation.
« Last Edit: 08/19/2017 06:03 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #109 on: 08/19/2017 05:44 AM »

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #110 on: 08/19/2017 05:45 AM »
T+15 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #111 on: 08/19/2017 05:49 AM »
T+20 minutes.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #112 on: 08/19/2017 05:52 AM »
One minute to second ignition.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #113 on: 08/19/2017 05:53 AM »
This document shows the flightplan compared to F29 (the Telstar launch)
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2017/06/14/1386730_9.pdf
Belatedly, here is the full press kit
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Jonathan McDowell
http://planet4589.org

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #114 on: 08/19/2017 05:53 AM »
Second stage ignition 2

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #115 on: 08/19/2017 05:53 AM »
Second ignition!
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #116 on: 08/19/2017 05:55 AM »
Burn going long.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #117 on: 08/19/2017 05:56 AM »
Burn+200 seconds.
« Last Edit: 08/19/2017 05:57 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #118 on: 08/19/2017 05:57 AM »
Second stage cutoff 2 (SECO-2)

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #119 on: 08/19/2017 05:57 AM »
Second cutoff!
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #120 on: 08/19/2017 05:57 AM »
Spacecraft separation!!

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #121 on: 08/19/2017 05:58 AM »
Separation right on time!
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #122 on: 08/19/2017 05:59 AM »
Back to the launch site.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #123 on: 08/19/2017 06:05 AM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f35.html

August 19, 2017 14:57 JST
Separation of "MICHIBIKI No. 3" confirmed
The separation of "MICHIBIKI No. 3" has been confirmed.
« Last Edit: 08/19/2017 06:09 AM by yoichi »

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #124 on: 08/19/2017 06:08 AM »
Showing the spacecraft separation.
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #125 on: 08/19/2017 06:10 AM »
Webcast has ended.

Congratulations to MHI Launch Services and JAXA for the successful launch!
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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #126 on: 08/19/2017 06:13 AM »
 Congrats to Japan, JAXA and all concerned, and thanks to Steven for coverage.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #127 on: 08/19/2017 06:58 AM »
Congrats to all. 

Thanks you to Steven and Yoichi for the coverage.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #128 on: 08/19/2017 08:20 AM »
Congratulations to all concerned in this launch.

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #129 on: 08/19/2017 08:21 AM »
USSTRATCOM has cataloged 2 objects:

2017-048A/42917 in 344 x 35392 km x 19.87°
2017-048B(?)/42918 in 368 x 35878 km x 19.94°

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #130 on: 08/19/2017 09:14 AM »
Great coverage Steven and Yoichi!Seems my body refused to deal with an alarm going off after two hours sleep and that's only the second live webcasted launch I've missed in 10 years! :(

Anyway, great coverage and good mission.

William's article updated:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/08/japanese-h-iia-qzs-3-launch/

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Re: Live: QZS-3 - H-2A 204 - August 19, 2017 (05:29 UTC)
« Reply #131 on: 08/19/2017 09:30 AM »
For those who missed it, go back to this post to see the archived launch *For This Second Attempt*

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39431.msg1712204#msg1712204
« Last Edit: 08/19/2017 11:56 AM by Chris Bergin »
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