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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #41 on: 01/24/2017 08:38 AM »
Unfortunately, a space archaeology presentation I wanted to go to was on at exactly the same as the launch. I was hoping the launch would be delayed but no such luck. :-) Anyway, congratulations to MHI Launch Services and the Ministry of Defense for the successful launch!
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #42 on: 01/24/2017 10:01 AM »
January 24, 2017 (JST)

Launch Results of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32 with X-band defense communication satellite-2 on Board

At 4:44 p.m., (Japan Standard Time, JST) January 24, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32 with X-band defense communication satellite-2* on board.  The launch and the separation of the satellite proceeded
according to schedule.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA express appreciation for the support in behalf of the successful launch. 

At the time of the launch the weather was fine, at 9 degrees Celsius, and the wind speed was 7.1 meters/second from the NW.


* Built and operated by DSN Corporation, subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, as part of development and operation of X-band satellite communications for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.


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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 01/24/2017 02:49 PM »
Congratulations to MHI, JAXA, JSAT, NEC, the DSN Corporation and the Self Defense Forces!

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 01/24/2017 02:56 PM »
In the respective DSN-1 thread it said NEC was punished by the Japanese MoD for something it did so it lost DSN1 integration contract to MHI's MELCO which will perform the entire integration itself in place of NEC. NEC still retained to DSN2 although NEC will lose out on several future satellites as a part of its punishment.
I might have it backwards.
It was the other way around. MHI was found guilty of overcharging the Japanese government. So it was banned from bidding on government contracts for 5 years. When they decided to make a private-public partnership for the DSN X-Band system, the place the should have been of MHI was taken by NEC.
In the end, JSAT was put in charge of procurement and I understood that they gave the first satellite directly to MHI and the second to NEC. But on an August 2016 stockholders disclosure they clearly identify both birds as DS2000.
I always thought that DSN-2 was to be NX-G, but may be the point was that since DSN-1 is a payload on a JSAT birds (I think it's Superbird-8), JSAT could use the main that it pleased (i.e. MHI). But since DSN-2 was dedicated, they had to award the contract to NEC who integrated the MHI bus and payload. Please understand that all this information includes a heavy amount of educated guesses on my part.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 01/24/2017 03:49 PM »
The H-IIA must have one heck of an ability to transform itself into the old H-II used in the 1990s while falling back.  ;)
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And my thanks to Chris, Yoichi, and Craftyatom for the launch coverage.  I had to skip watching this one live, and I appreciate the ability to "re-live" the launch via the forum.

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A thought:
Maybe Mitsubishi should consider web-casting the H-IIA launches, in coordination with, or independently of, JAXA--even if the payload is for MoD?

ULA does so, even for the NRO/military payloads.

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