Author Topic: Live: H-IIA F22 - IGS radar-4 & IGS Optical-5 demo - January 27, 2013 (0440UTC)  (Read 51536 times)

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Someone spotted a convoy shipping what appears to be two satellites over the hill roads of Tanegashima island on the night of October 15 - could this be the two satellites?

Is there any reasonable chance of this being launched before the new year?

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http://twitpic.com/b3pb6z
http://twitpic.com/b470av
http://twitpic.com/b470kz
« Last Edit: 01/27/2013 04:26 AM by input~2 »
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I checked Mr. koumei Shibata's Twitter.
These photos are HTV parts transportation not the IGS.

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I checked Mr. koumei Shibata's Twitter.
These photos are HTV parts transportation not the IGS.


Thanks, looks like it's stork breeding time then!  ;D
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JAXA and MHI announced launch date is Jan. 27, 2013 04:00-06:00 UTC.

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H-IIA rocket is arrived at Tanegashima in Dec 10th.

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Does anybody know what configuration will the H-IIA be? 202 or 204?
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Does anybody know what configuration will the H-IIA be? 202 or 204?

According to my information, it will be a 2024

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Does anybody know what configuration will the H-IIA be? 202 or 204?

According to my information, it will be a 2024

I thought the Japanese has stopped the use of the SSBs when MHI took over the operation of the H-IIA? (see the Japanese reference at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-IIA)
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Does anybody know what configuration will the H-IIA be? 202 or 204?

According to my information, it will be a 2024

I thought the Japanese has stopped the use of the SSBs when MHI took over the operation of the H-IIA? (see the Japanese reference at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-IIA)

You are right, i completely forgot about that.

As the dual launches of IGS satellites were all too heavy for the 202 version, i guess, that a 204 is the most likely version.
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Is this one satellite bus with two payloads, or two distinct satellites?
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Is this one satellite bus with two payloads, or two distinct satellites?

Two distinct satellites.


As the dual launches of IGS satellites were all too heavy for the 202 version, i guess, that a 204 is the most likely version.

I guess, that a 204 is doubtful.
IGS 1A/1B, IGS-2A/2B and IGS 4A/4B (IGS Optical-3 demo) were dual launched. These are 2024 configuration, but now SRB-A is upgraded to SRB-A3, so launch capability is increased more.

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J0417/13 -  REF AIP SUP 155/12 ITEM 1,2,3  ROCKET H2A-F22 WILL BE LAUNCHED LAUNCHING DATE/TIME : BTN 0400 AND 0600(UTC)                       ON 27 JAN 2013. SFC - UNL, 22 JAN 03:25 2013 UNTIL 27 JAN 06:30 2013 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 22 JAN 03:25 2013

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Is this one satellite bus with two payloads, or two distinct satellites?

Two distinct satellites.

Thank you for this answer! The webcam image from 01/22 16:50 (JST) looks a bit foggy. Is there any talk of weather being a constraint to this launch?

http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/webcam/index_e.shtml
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Is this one satellite bus with two payloads, or two distinct satellites?

Two distinct satellites.

Thank you for this answer! The webcam image from 01/22 16:50 (JST) looks a bit foggy. Is there any talk of weather being a constraint to this launch?

http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/webcam/index_e.shtml

Hard to say for sure - this page reports overcast skies on that day with some chance of raining.

BTW those volunteers are doing a live coverage of the launch again!  ;D http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
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A0288/13 -  QXXXX THE JAPANESE SPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY (JAXA) HAS PLANNED A  ROCKET LAUNCH. DEBRIS FROM THIS LAUNCH WILL FALL WITHIN AN AREA  BOUNDED BY 1305N/13041E 1257N/13240E  0923N/13226E  0930N/13027E   BACK TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN.  IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY ALL  NON-PARTICIPATING AIR TRAFFIC ARE ADVISED TO AVOID THE NOTAMED AREA.  IFR AIRCRAFT UNDER ATC JURISDICTION SHOULD ANTICIPATE CLEARANCE  AROUND THE NOTAMED AREA. SFC - UNL, 27 JAN 04:00 2013 UNTIL 27 JAN 06:00 2013. CREATED: 22 JAN 16:13 2013

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 Is there any talk of weather being a constraint to this launch?


Hard to say for sure - this page reports overcast skies on that day with some chance of raining.



Tanegashima Space Center's weekly weather focast is here (Daily Updated).
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif

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BTW those volunteers are doing a live coverage of the launch again!  ;D http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
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[broadcast info] 2013/1/26 23:00(JST)H-IIA Rocket F22 Move to LP1. 2013/1/27 12:30(JST)H-IIA Rocket F22 Launch blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=81 #nvslive

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2013/1/27 12:30(JST)H-IIA Rocket F22 Launch
That would be 0330UTC start of broadcast for the launch not launch time

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As the dual launches of IGS satellites were all too heavy for the 202 version, i guess, that a 204 is the most likely version.

I guess, that a 204 is doubtful.
IGS 1A/1B, IGS-2A/2B and IGS 4A/4B (IGS Optical-3 demo) were dual launched. These are 2024 configuration, but now SRB-A is upgraded to SRB-A3, so launch capability is increased more.

Confirmed by the Mr. koumei Shibata's Twitter information.

H-IIA F22 is 202 configuration with 4/4D-LC fairing.
1st deploy the IGS radar-4 and 2nd deploy the IGS Optical-5 demo satellite.

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