Japan will launch the IGS (Optical-4) satellite on August 28, 2011. Launch window: 0436 / 0449UTC.
Concerning the launch of H-2A (F-19), we believe work can be resumed
Officially NET Sep. 22.Updated. Launch window: Sep. 23 0436UTC to 0449UTC.I show the updated typhoon chart. 360deg turn
Quote from: Fuji on 09/20/2011 01:33 amOfficially NET Sep. 22.Updated. Launch window: Sep. 23 0436UTC to 0449UTC.I show the updated typhoon chart. 360deg turn That looks like quite the travel plan for that typhoon - How often do you get these? Is it a season, where you can expect another one in a month?
How long till launch? I can't believe we didn't have a proper thread title for this!
Any infomation in English on the payload?
Quote from: Chris Bergin on 09/23/2011 04:34 amAny infomation in English on the payload?No official information also in Japanese.
Fuji, was this a 202 version of the H-2A with the 4S fairing design?(Trying to write a short article on this)
No specific details were released on this latest IGS satellite, known only as Optical-4, although unconfirmed reports claim it was successfully separated after its ride uphill on the H-2A.
A third optical satellite – IGS 4A – and a second radar satellite – IGS 4B – were then launched on 24 February 2007. IGS 4A is classed as a advanced and experimental optical satellite, based on the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology.
According to Stratcom,Object A (presumably Optical-4) is in the following orbit:589km x 590km x 97.69° Period 96.47 minutesObject B (which could be the H-2A second stage) is in the following orbit:564km x 591km x 97.65° Period 96.23 minutes
Do we have a better launch pic than the one above? I'm not talking hi-res - fat chance! - just...better. The JAXA site has nothing about F19, as far as I can tell.