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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/10/20171027_h2af37.html

Launch of Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C)  and Super Low Altitude Test Satellite TSUBAME" (SLATS) aboard H-IIA Vehicle No. 37

October 27, 2017 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are pleased to announce the launch schedule for Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS) by H-IIA launch vehicle No. 37.

Scheduled date of Launch : December 23 (Sat.), 2017
Launch time                    : 10:26:22 a.m. through 10:48:22 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch period   : December 24 (Sun.), 2017 through January 31 (Wed.), 2018
Launch site                     : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the tanegashima Space Center 

H-IIA Launch vehicle No. 37 incorporates JAXA's newly developed outcome to insert SHIKISAI and TSUBAME into different orbit altitude respectively. It will expand opportunities of multiple satellite launch and take full advantage of the capability of HIIA.

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Note that as of right now, the start of the launch window for this falls on the exact same minute (!!!) as for the launch of Falcon 9/Iridium NEXT Flight 4 on the opposite side of the Pacific. IF (a very big one) this ultimately happens the two will be <=37 seconds apart, which will be an all time record:o

I very much doubt both will manage to hold on schedule to that point with 57 days left but.....one never knows for sure when will we need split screens.  ;) ;)

Technical info on GCOM-C can be found here, and for SLATS here.
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Re: GCOM-C/SLATS - H-IIA F37 , December 23, 2017 (01:26 UTC)
« Reply #3 on: 11/09/2017 03:20 AM »
GCOM-C mission logo
Super Low Altitude Test Satellite (SLATS) mission mark
« Last Edit: 11/09/2017 03:24 AM by yoichi »


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Re: GCOM-C/SLATS - H-IIA F37 , December 23, 2017 (01:26 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2017 05:32 AM »
Press kit (Japanese)

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2017/10/files/20171027_h2af37_j.pdf

Looks like it may be from October but can't see a more recent version
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Live broadcast link will be here (well, you might need dual screens for that day :P ):

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Re: GCOM-C/SLATS - H-IIA F37 , December 23, 2017 (01:26 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 12/20/2017 12:23 AM »
H-IIA F37 flight sequence


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T-2 days and the launch time is still holding as I wrote this.

Launch Time and Window, H-IIA F37 (with upgraded function) Encapsulating SHIKISAI and TSUBAME

December 21, 2017 (JST)

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

MHI and JAXA set the launch time and window of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 37 (with upgraded function) which carries aboard the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS). Refer to the following details;

Launch Date:
December 23 (Sat.), 2017
Launch Time:
10:26:22 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch Window:
10:26:22 a.m. through 10:48:22 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period:
December 24 (Sun.), 2017 through January 31 (Wed.), 2018
« Last Edit: 12/21/2017 05:24 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: GCOM-C/SLATS - H-IIA F37 , December 23, 2017 (01:26 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/2017 05:31 PM »
Weather forecast for Tanegashima, launch window for December 23: 10:26:22 a.m. through 10:48:22 a.m. (JST)

(JST = UTC + 9 hours)

http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif
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Rollout will be at around 11:30 UTC today.



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What's SHIKISAI?


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http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f37.html

December 22, 2017 17:06 JST
First Go/No Go Decision -'Go'

This is an updated launch countdown report on the "SHIKISAI"(Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate) and "TSUBAME"(Super Low Altitude Test Satellite) , which will be launched using the H-IIA No. 37 Launch Vehicle (H-IIA F37). After the weather conditions checked out, the green light has been given for H-IIA F37 carrying "SHIKISAI" and "TSUBAME" to leave the Vehicle Assembly Building for the launch pad. The scheduled launch time is Dec. 23, 2017 10:26:22 a.m. JST.

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Rollout is underway right now.
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It seems that photos of the spacecraft and rocket haven't been posted yet, so they are here.  ;)

GCOM-C:
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SLATS:
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H-IIA F37 (all photos via JAXA):
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English version of the launch timeline

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Not a straight line path!

PHILIPPINE SEA.
DNC 11, DNC 12, DNC 23.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING:
A. 230131Z TO 230158Z DEC IN AREA BOUND BY
29-19-00N 132-12-00E, 29-40-23N 132-24-32E,
29-49-43N 132-37-42E, 29-22-00N 133-25-00E,
28-48-00N 133-05-00E.
B. 230137Z TO 230216Z DEC IN AREA BOUND BY
26-03-00N 133-15-00E, 26-50-00N 134-45-00E,
25-28-00N 135-29-00E, 24-41-00N 133-59-00E.
C. 230144Z TO 230223Z DEC IN AREA BOUND BY
11-07-00N 130-30-00E, 10-52-00N 133-20-00E,
07-07-00N 132-59-00E, 07-23-00N 130-09-00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 230323Z DEC 17.//

Authority: NAVAREA XI 828/17 211003Z DEC 17.

Date: 211020Z DEC 17
Cancel: 23032300 Dec 17

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