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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/11/20161125_h2af32.html

Launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32
with X-band defense telecommunication satellite-2 on board


November 25, 2016 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA will launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32 with X-band defense telecommunication satellite-2 (*1) on board. Details are as follows:

Launch Date                 : January 24, 2017 (JST)
Launch Window             : 4:44 p.m. through 5:58 p.m. (JST) (*2)
Reserved Launch Period : January 25 through February 28, 2017 (JST)
Launch Site                   : Yoshinobu Launch Complex of the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1)Built and operated by DSN Corporation, a subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, as part of development and operation of X-band satellite communications for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
(*2)Launch window is subject to change in the event of delay.
« Last Edit: 01/23/2017 04:37 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #1 on: 11/25/2016 07:28 AM »
The dedicated X-band mil-comsat that the Japanese MoD is going to operate with JSAT Corporation now has a launch date. The launch window for January 24 is 07:44 - 08:58 UTC.

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2016/11/20161125_h2af32_j.html
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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #2 on: 11/25/2016 01:50 PM »
DSN Corporation is a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Group (JSAT), NEC, NTT Com and Maeda Corporation. It is a private-public inititative where DSN will finance and manage the Japanese X-Band military network.
Officially everything was ordered by JSAT, with the first of two satellite ordered to MELCO (on DS2000 platform) and the second to NEC (on the NX-G platform). If I'm allowed to speculate, I think that NEC's place was logically MELCO's. But they had an over-billing scandal to the Japanese government and thus they were forbidden from bidding on government contracts for five years.
This would explain why everything was left to JSAT to decide, so they could procure from MELCO. Given that they gave one satellite to each provider, I would also bet that the Japanese military wanted to keep two suppliers of milspec satellites. This enabled NEC to get one contract. I would aso assume that DNS-1 was the "safe" satellite and DSN-2 was the "high risk" bird since NEC has never made such a big GSO bird.
Reality was that MELCO screw up DSN-1 delivery (a tarpaulin blocked an exhaust valve con the container and DNS-1 was overpressurized), and thus was delayed at least by a year.
So was was originally the backup craft, will be the first to be put into service.

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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #3 on: 01/20/2017 10:44 PM »
The weekly weather forecast for Tanegashima at:
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif

I don't read Japanese, but the weather during the launch window on the 24th looks acceptable to me.

Is the launch still on for the 24th?
If so, is the weather forecast favorable to allow launch?
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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 01/21/2017 07:17 AM »
Live streaming schedule about H-2A Rocket F32 launch
http://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=438

H-2A Rocket F32 Before launch briefing
2017.01.22(Sun) 14:00 JST(05:00 UST)~


H-2A Rocket F32 Rollout


H-2A Rocket F32 Launch
2017/01/24 (Tue) 16:44~17:58 +0900 (JST)


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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 01/21/2017 08:10 PM »
WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
ROCKETS.
DNC 12.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 240744Z TO 240930Z JAN
IN AREAS BOUND BY::
A. 29-48-00N 136-07-00E, 30-12-37N 136-08-32E,
30-19-12N 136-17-46E, 30-12-00N 137-36-00E,
29-41-00N 137-33-00E.
B. 29-15-00N 139-50-00E, 30-02-00N 139-57-00E,
29-41-37N 142-18-49E, 29-34-13N 142-22-01E,
28-53-00N 142-16-00E.
C. 24-29-00N 160-44-00E, 26-01-00N 161-20-00E,
22-05-00N 171-27-00E, 20-32-00N 170-51-00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 241030Z JAN 17.//

Authority: NAVAREA XI 39/17 191146Z JAN 17.

Date: 191209Z JAN 17
Cancel: 24103000 Jan 17

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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 01/22/2017 04:27 AM »
Well at the pre launch press briefing the rocket has been confirmed as in the 204 configuration with the 4S payload fairing. That thing on top might be heavier than one would expect....

Oh and for the 24th "T-zero is set for zero seven colon four four colon zero zero Zulu".  ;)
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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 01/22/2017 04:30 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/01/20170122_h2af32.html

Launch Schedule of X-band Defense Telecommunication Satellite-2 aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32
January 22, 2017 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the launch schedule of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32 with X-band defense communication satellite-2 (* 1) on board as follows;

Launch Date                  : January 24, 2017
Launch Time                  : 4:44 p.m. (JST, Japan Standard Time)
Launch Window             : 4:44 through 5:58 p.m. (JST) (*2)
Reserved Launch Period : January 25 through February 28, 2017

(*1)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. 
(*2)Launch time during this period will vary.


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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 01/22/2017 05:37 AM »
and the video now available for replay....

H-IIA rocket 32 ​Unit Pre-launch briefing / H-2A Rocket F32 Before launch briefing session

NVS

Streamed live 2 hours ago
2017.01.22 (Sun) 14:00~
is launched about one-day briefing of reporters who performed prior to.
Other launch content of the current H-IIA, development status, is transmitted information such as weather judgment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4TMmep-Zic?t=001



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Re: H-IIA - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 01/22/2017 09:37 AM »
and the video now available for replay....

H-IIA rocket 32 ​Unit Pre-launch briefing / H-2A Rocket F32 Before launch briefing session

NVS

Streamed live 2 hours ago
2017.01.22 (Sun) 14:00~
is launched about one-day briefing of reporters who performed prior to.
Other launch content of the current H-IIA, development status, is transmitted information such as weather judgment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4TMmep-Zic?t=001





The sheets shown in the video hint towards a H-2A-204 version with four SRBs. Can someone, who understands Japanese, confirm this?

Well at the pre launch press briefing the rocket has been confirmed as in the 204 configuration with the 4S payload fairing. That thing on top might be heavier than one would expect....

Oh and for the 24th "T-zero is set for zero seven colon four four colon zero zero Zulu".  ;)

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Moved for live coverage (only "fancast" this time - kudos to the team for somehow managing to do it for the 4th time in less than 2 months!).

While those at TNSC had difficulty getting the apparently classified roll-out time, it looks like this will happen soon at around 18:00 UTC. Unlike those bland rockets that launched the IGS spysats, this H-IIA will apparently spot the Japanese MoD logo plus the national flag.  ;)
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 01/23/2017 07:53 PM »
DSN Corporation is a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Group (JSAT), NEC, NTT Com and Maeda Corporation. It is a private-public inititative where DSN will finance and manage the Japanese X-Band military network.
Officially everything was ordered by JSAT, with the first of two satellite ordered to MELCO (on DS2000 platform) and the second to NEC (on the NX-G platform). If I'm allowed to speculate, I think that NEC's place was logically MELCO's. But they had an over-billing scandal to the Japanese government and thus they were forbidden from bidding on government contracts for five years.
This would explain why everything was left to JSAT to decide, so they could procure from MELCO. Given that they gave one satellite to each provider, I would also bet that the Japanese military wanted to keep two suppliers of milspec satellites. This enabled NEC to get one contract. I would aso assume that DNS-1 was the "safe" satellite and DSN-2 was the "high risk" bird since NEC has never made such a big GSO bird.
Reality was that MELCO screw up DSN-1 delivery (a tarpaulin blocked an exhaust valve con the container and DNS-1 was overpressurized), and thus was delayed at least by a year.
So was was originally the backup craft, will be the first to be put into service.

Do you have a source for DSN2 being an NX-G?  Based on what I've seen from JSAT both sats are MELCO DS2000 bus
but with NEC as prime contractor - i.e. MELCO built the sat bus and NEC integrates it.. that may be old info though so I'd be happy to see a more up to date source
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 01/23/2017 10:30 PM »
Launch vehicle at the launch pad...

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 01/23/2017 11:21 PM »
DSN Corporation is a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Group (JSAT), NEC, NTT Com and Maeda Corporation. It is a private-public inititative where DSN will finance and manage the Japanese X-Band military network.
Officially everything was ordered by JSAT, with the first of two satellite ordered to MELCO (on DS2000 platform) and the second to NEC (on the NX-G platform). If I'm allowed to speculate, I think that NEC's place was logically MELCO's. But they had an over-billing scandal to the Japanese government and thus they were forbidden from bidding on government contracts for five years.
This would explain why everything was left to JSAT to decide, so they could procure from MELCO. Given that they gave one satellite to each provider, I would also bet that the Japanese military wanted to keep two suppliers of milspec satellites. This enabled NEC to get one contract. I would aso assume that DNS-1 was the "safe" satellite and DSN-2 was the "high risk" bird since NEC has never made such a big GSO bird.
Reality was that MELCO screw up DSN-1 delivery (a tarpaulin blocked an exhaust valve con the container and DNS-1 was overpressurized), and thus was delayed at least by a year.
So was was originally the backup craft, will be the first to be put into service.

Do you have a source for DSN2 being an NX-G?  Based on what I've seen from JSAT both sats are MELCO DS2000 bus
but with NEC as prime contractor - i.e. MELCO built the sat bus and NEC integrates it.. that may be old info though so I'd be happy to see a more up to date source
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.
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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)
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA 204 - DSN-2 - January 24, 2017 (07:44 UTC)
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It seems that no-one's awake here to help with screenshots so here's the webcast link posted again for your reference:  ;)

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