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Launch thread for the Himawari-8 mission.

Launch article, by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/japan-loft-himawari-8-satellite-h-iia/

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So the rocket's payload fairing to be used on the launch of this new weather satellite has been delivered by Kawasaki Heavy Industries lately....

Has the satellite been delivered by MHI yet? And since I can't find a source on the launch being in October (IIRC it was planned in September some time ago) can someone dig out a source?  :)
« Last Edit: 10/06/2014 11:37 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #1 on: 07/15/2014 10:01 AM »
Nicely Japanese name for a weather satellite: Sunflower.  Or, in a more literal translation, "the one that turns with the sun."
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #2 on: 07/17/2014 02:14 PM »


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Himawari-8 undergoing vibration tests at MELCO at a media event: http://www.nikkei.com/video/?bclid=67379774001&bctid=832988868002&scrl=1
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #4 on: 07/20/2014 12:44 PM »
Has the satellite been delivered by MHI yet? And since I can't find a source on the launch being in October (IIRC it was planned in September some time ago) can someone dig out a source?  :)

I heard the satellite has been deliverd to Tanegashima last month.

October launch information is here.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20140709-OYT1T50134.html
Crown Prince was visit to the MHI factory for watching the H-IIA F-25. Then the news was anounced.

Officially, launch date is still September to October (or autum)  ;)
« Last Edit: 08/26/2014 08:39 PM by Fuji »

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #5 on: 07/20/2014 12:51 PM »
Some usefull home page.

Himawari-8/9 @Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
http://mscweb.kishou.go.jp/himawari89/index.html

Exelis delivers advanced weather satellite payload to commercial customer in Japan  Dec. 17, 2013
http://www.exelisinc.com/News/PressReleases/Pages/Exelis-delivers-advanced-weather-satellite-payload-to-commercial-customer-in-Japan-.aspx

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And of course it's none other than the Japanese that would put the mascot of the spacecraft customer (JMA) on the rocket body itself.....  ;)

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #8 on: 08/07/2014 05:10 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2014/08/20140807_h2af25.html

Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25
August 7, 2014 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25 (H-IIA F25) with the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite "Himawari-8" onboard in the following schedule.

Scheduled date of Launch
Oct. 7 (Tuesday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)

Launch time
2:16 thru 6:16 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)

Launch site
Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

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Mitsubishi Electric Finishes Himawari 8 Satellite

(the satellite has been delivered to TNSC today)
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #10 on: 09/05/2014 10:58 PM »
Unveiled for media.
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #11 on: 09/17/2014 05:31 AM »
The rocket arrived at TNSC on August 12, and the 2 stages went vertical the next day. The 2 solid rocket boosters were attached on August 17 and 18.

Photos from MHI and MELCO::)
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #12 on: 10/02/2014 01:03 PM »
The typhoon is approaching Tanegashima on Oct. 5th.
I think Launch preparation will be affected and launch day could be delay.

Weekly weather focust (Updated daily).
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif
« Last Edit: 10/02/2014 01:06 PM by Fuji »

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #13 on: 10/02/2014 02:35 PM »
The typhoon is approaching Tanegashima on Oct. 5th.
I think Launch preparation will be affected and launch day could be delay.

Weekly weather focust (Updated daily).
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif

Of course...just perfect timing.

Thanks for the update.
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #14 on: 10/02/2014 04:32 PM »
Any launch timeline/mission booklet available?

(I mean the Japanese version  ;))
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #15 on: 10/03/2014 09:43 AM »
Any launch timeline/mission booklet available?

(I mean the Japanese version  ;))

Found it!
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #16 on: 10/03/2014 09:43 AM »
Live broadcast in several day's time:  ::)

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #17 on: 10/05/2014 09:19 PM »
Japan Meteorological Agency said, H-IIA launch will be as previously scheduled.
Launch time is confirmed October 7, 2014, 05:16:00 UTC.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #18 on: 10/06/2014 10:37 AM »
The weather forecast looks pretty good (!) at T-0, despite Typhoon Phanfone bringing wind blasting while just off TNSC 2 days ago.

The rocket should roll-out to the pad at around 16:30-17:00 UTC - watch it here in a few hours:

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - Himawari-8 - October 7, 2014, 0516UTC
« Reply #19 on: 10/06/2014 01:19 PM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f25.html
October 06, 2014 22:05 JST
First Go/No Go Decision -'Go'

After the weather conditions checked out, the green light has been given for H-IIA F25 carrying "Himarawi-8" to leave the Vehicle Assembly Building for the launch pad.
« Last Edit: 10/06/2014 01:26 PM by yoichi »

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