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Latest presentation from QZSS authority shows QZS-4 will be launched in 2017.
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 04:51 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2017 09:55 PM »
This is still targeted for 2017.

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A, Oct. 2017
« Reply #3 on: 08/09/2017 01:33 PM »

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A, October 09, 2017(22:00 UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 08/29/2017 04:36 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170829_h2af36.html

Launch Schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 4 Aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36

August 29, 2017 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 4 launch, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 as follows;

Launch Date                  : October 10, 2017
Launch Time                  : Approximately 7:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) *
Reserved Launch Period : October 11 through November 30, 2017
Location                        : Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.
« Last Edit: 08/29/2017 04:38 AM by yoichi »

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (~22:00 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 10/01/2017 07:48 PM »
H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 36 Briefing before launch

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Scheduled for Oct 8, 2017

We will relay the pre-launch briefing of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 Michibiki Unit 4 scheduled for October 10, 2017 (Tuesday). At this press conference, rocket preparation situation, weather condition, final launch time etc. will be announced. We will inform you of the latest information and change of delivery schedule etc. on NVS's website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4tJbg-Pp8A?t=001

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (~22:00 UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 10/01/2017 07:49 PM »
H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 36 Rollout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLlwvfTzLnM?t=001

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (~22:00 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 10/01/2017 07:51 PM »
H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 36 Launch coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP80YujsuYc?t=001

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (~22:00 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 10/06/2017 08:35 AM »
JAXA Official



The live broadcast of the MICHIBIKI No. 4/H-IIA F36 launch
Launch Date: Oct. 10, 2017(JST)
Launch Time: about 7:00 a.m.

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (~22:00 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 10/08/2017 05:03 AM »
The pre-launch press conference is undergoing right now.
T-0 is set for 22:01:37 UTC.
Weather forecasts are good (overturning previous predictions a few days ago).
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A, October 09, 2017(22:00 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 10/08/2017 07:57 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/10/20171008_h2af36.html

Launch Time of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36
Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 4


October 8, 2017 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA set the time of launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 (H-IIA F36) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 4, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. The details are as follows:

Launch Date                  : October 10, 2017
Launch Time                   : 7:01:37 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : October 11 through November 30, 2017(*)

(*) Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 07:57 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 10/08/2017 08:48 AM »
Flight events from the press kit:


Event                      Time  Alt.  Speed

Liftoff                    0:00     0    0.4
SRB Burnout*               1:31    40    1.5
SRB Separation             1:48    54    1.5
Fairing separation         4:10   151    2.6
Stage 1 cutoff (MECO)      6:38   234    5.2
Stage separation           6:46   239    5.2
Stage 2 ignition (SEIG-1)  6:52   242    5.2
Stage 2 cutoff (SECO-1)   12:34   292    7.7
Stage 2 restart (SEIG-2)  24:34   256    7.7
Stage 2 cutoff (SECO-2)   27:34   254   10.2
Spacecraft separation     28:24   274   10.2


* < 10% of maximum chamber pressure
(altitudes in km, speeds in km/s)

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 10/08/2017 12:44 PM »
WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
PHILIPPINE SEA.
JAPAN.
DNC 12.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING:
A. 092200Z TO 092214Z OCT IN AREA BOUND BY
30-20-10N 132-43-16E, 30-26-10N 132-51-56E,
30-20-00N 133-50-00E, 29-52-00N 133-47-00E,
29-59-00N 132-41-00E.
B. 092206Z TO 092231Z OCT IN AREA BOUND BY
30-17-00N 137-44-00E, 29-57-44N 140-16-16E,
29-52-12N 140-21-25E, 29-00-00N 140-15-00E,
29-20-00N 137-37-00E.
C. 092209Z TO 092236Z OCT IN AREA BOUND BY
28-06-00N 154-29-00E, 25-59-00N 162-01-00E,
24-15-00N 161-32-00E, 26-22-00N 154-00-00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 092336Z OCT 17.//

Authority: NAVAREA XI 648/17 051146Z OCT 17.

Date: 051321Z OCT 17
Cancel: 09233600 Oct 17

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 10/08/2017 08:19 PM »
The pre-launch press conference is undergoing right now.
T-0 is set for 22:01:37 UTC.
Weather forecasts are good (overturning previous predictions a few days ago).

Weather forecast for Tanegashima:
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif

JST = UTC + 9 hours
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 08:21 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 10/08/2017 11:13 PM »
Will we have a launch brochure?

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Re: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 10/09/2017 04:52 AM »
Will we have a launch brochure?

It's in post #4.
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Moved for live coverage.
Rollout will be at around 08:00 UTC.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 10/09/2017 05:16 AM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f36.html

October 09, 2017 13:32 JST
First Go/No Go Decision -'Go'
This is an updated launch countdown report on the "MICHIBIKI No. 4"(Quasi-Zenith Satellite System) , which will be launched using the H-IIA No. 36 Launch Vehicle (H-IIA F36). After the weather conditions checked out, the green light has been given for H-IIA F36 carrying "MICHIBIKI No. 4" to leave the Vehicle Assembly Building for the launch pad. The scheduled launch time is Oct. 10, 2017 7:01:37 a.m. JST.

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Moved for live coverage.
Rollout will be at around 08:00 UTC.

The rollout has been delayed; no idea if there will be any impact to the launch date just yet.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 10/09/2017 08:38 AM »
rollout will start 19:00(JST)

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #20 on: 10/09/2017 08:52 AM »
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 10:26 AM by yoichi »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #21 on: 10/09/2017 11:02 AM »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #22 on: 10/09/2017 01:38 PM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f36.html
October 09, 2017 19:31 JST
H-IIA F36 has arrived at launch pad
H-IIA F36 has arrived at the launch pad. The launch vehicle is going to be connected to the pad facilities.

October 09, 2017 22:27 JST
Second Go/No Go Decision -'Go'
Final checks have been made for operational conditions of the launch vehicle, satellites, launch facilities, and tracking and control systems, as well as weather conditions. We now have gotten a go-ahead for loading the propellant, such as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, into the launch vehicle. Propellant loading preparations are going to start.

October 09, 2017 22:30 JST
Terminal countdown operation has started
Terminal countdown operation has started. Access will now be restricted within a radius of 400 meters from the launch pad.

« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 01:51 PM by yoichi »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #23 on: 10/09/2017 05:24 PM »
H-2A Launch Vehicle No.36 Rollout

The rollout starts at 3hr and 30 minutes into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLlwvfTzLnM?t=001



« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 05:25 PM by catdlr »
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #25 on: 10/09/2017 08:56 PM »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #26 on: 10/09/2017 08:58 PM »
Live video from NVS.

Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #27 on: 10/09/2017 08:58 PM »
Early morning at Tanegashima.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #28 on: 10/09/2017 08:58 PM »
Is there a live stream for this?

Edit: already posted above, thanks!
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 08:59 PM by Dao Angkan »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #29 on: 10/09/2017 09:01 PM »
T-60 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #30 on: 10/09/2017 09:01 PM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f36.html

October 10, 2017 05:55 JST
Third Go/No Go Decision
The green light has been given to the X-60 minutes terminal countdown operation.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #31 on: 10/09/2017 09:12 PM »
T-50 minutes. My NVS feed keeps getting stuck in the same place.
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same for me, unusable feed.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #33 on: 10/09/2017 09:21 PM »
T-40 minutes. NVS is back!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 10/09/2017 09:23 PM »
Logo is from Neon Genesis designer!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #35 on: 10/09/2017 09:25 PM »
Sequence of events.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #36 on: 10/09/2017 09:28 PM »
Using a ball to demonstrate orbital dynamics.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 10/09/2017 09:31 PM »
Model showing QZS orbit.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 10/09/2017 09:32 PM »
T-30 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 10/09/2017 09:37 PM »
How GPS works.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 10/09/2017 09:41 PM »
T-20 minutes. JAXA webcast starting soon.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #41 on: 10/09/2017 09:46 PM »
T-15 minutes. Getting live picture from JAXA.
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 09:46 PM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Weather balloon!

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 10/09/2017 09:49 PM »
Vehicle and payload.
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Wide shot.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 10/09/2017 09:50 PM »
T-11 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 10/09/2017 09:51 PM »
T-10 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 10/09/2017 09:52 PM »
T-9 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #49 on: 10/09/2017 09:53 PM »
T-8 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #50 on: 10/09/2017 09:54 PM »
Now its T-8 minutes!
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Some useful count milestones.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #52 on: 10/09/2017 09:55 PM »
T-7 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 10/09/2017 09:56 PM »
T-6 minutes.
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Link to the JAXA webcast!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #55 on: 10/09/2017 09:58 PM »
T-5 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #57 on: 10/09/2017 09:58 PM »
T-4 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #58 on: 10/09/2017 09:58 PM »
X-3 minutes. Rocket will be going to internal power.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #59 on: 10/09/2017 09:59 PM »
T-3 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #60 on: 10/09/2017 10:00 PM »
T-2 minutes.
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60 seconds.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #62 on: 10/09/2017 10:01 PM »
T-1 minute.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #63 on: 10/09/2017 10:02 PM »
Liftoff!
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LAUNCH!!

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #65 on: 10/09/2017 10:03 PM »
T+1 minute.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #67 on: 10/09/2017 10:04 PM »
SRB separation.
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Staging.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #70 on: 10/09/2017 10:05 PM »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #71 on: 10/09/2017 10:05 PM »
T+3 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #72 on: 10/09/2017 10:06 PM »
Fairing separation

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #73 on: 10/09/2017 10:06 PM »
T+4 minutes.

Fairing separation.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #74 on: 10/09/2017 10:07 PM »
T+5 minutes 8 seconds.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #75 on: 10/09/2017 10:08 PM »
T+6 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #76 on: 10/09/2017 10:09 PM »
Staging

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #77 on: 10/09/2017 10:09 PM »
Stage separation.

T+7 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #78 on: 10/09/2017 10:10 PM »
T+8 minutes. Hard to see the vehicle track.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #79 on: 10/09/2017 10:11 PM »
T+9 minutes. That's better.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #80 on: 10/09/2017 10:12 PM »
T+10 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #81 on: 10/09/2017 10:13 PM »
T+11 minutes. The track doesn't seem to be moving.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #82 on: 10/09/2017 10:14 PM »
Nominal

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #83 on: 10/09/2017 10:14 PM »
T+12 minutes. Vehicle is going well.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #85 on: 10/09/2017 10:15 PM »
T+13 minutes. NVS is showing a launch replay.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #86 on: 10/09/2017 10:17 PM »
Stephen Clark: A second burn of the second stage engine is scheduled to begin at T+plus 24 minutes, 34 seconds.


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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #87 on: 10/09/2017 10:17 PM »
T+15 minutes. Upcoming events.

Stage 2 restart (SEIG-2)  24:34   256    7.7
Stage 2 cutoff (SECO-2)   27:34   254   10.2
Spacecraft separation     28:24   274   10.2
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #88 on: 10/09/2017 10:22 PM »
The track hasn't moved for several minutes. Hopefully it's just a visual issue.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #89 on: 10/09/2017 10:22 PM »
T+20 minutes. 4.5 minutes to second ignition.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #90 on: 10/09/2017 10:23 PM »
There we go! Visuals working again.

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #92 on: 10/09/2017 10:23 PM »
Different view, but I don't think you can see where the vehicle is.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #93 on: 10/09/2017 10:25 PM »
The vehicle is flying normally.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #94 on: 10/09/2017 10:26 PM »
One minute to second ignition. Its a 3 minute burn.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #96 on: 10/09/2017 10:27 PM »
Stage 2 restart

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #97 on: 10/09/2017 10:27 PM »
Second ignition should be now.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #98 on: 10/09/2017 10:28 PM »
Burn +1 minute.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #99 on: 10/09/2017 10:29 PM »
Engine cutoff.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #100 on: 10/09/2017 10:30 PM »
Separation!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #101 on: 10/09/2017 10:31 PM »
S/C Sep!

Congrats!

Thanks AGAIN to Steve and all for the coverage! :)

William Graham's article updated:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/10/japans-h-2a-rocket-qzss-4-launch/

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #102 on: 10/09/2017 10:31 PM »
Follow on Twitter.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #103 on: 10/09/2017 10:32 PM »
Separation images coming shortly.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #104 on: 10/09/2017 10:33 PM »
Congratulations JAXA & MHI!

Edit: and thanks for coverage!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #105 on: 10/09/2017 10:36 PM »
Separation video!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #106 on: 10/09/2017 10:36 PM »
Nice deployment footage!

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #107 on: 10/09/2017 10:38 PM »
JAXA coverage has ended.

Congratulations to MHI Launch Services and JAXA for the successful launch!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #108 on: 10/09/2017 10:39 PM »
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #109 on: 10/09/2017 10:45 PM »
Congrats to JAXA!

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #110 on: 10/10/2017 03:00 AM »
after launch press conference...

Press conference after launching of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 (held after 100 minutes launch)

NVS
Streamed live Oct 10, 2017 (local Time)


Although the main conference is scheduled to be held 100 minutes after the launch, there is a possibility that the start time may be around depending on the circumstances. We will relay a press conference on the launch results of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite Mikibiki No.4 by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PwGW6l2qU?t=001

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #111 on: 10/10/2017 09:11 AM »
Thank you, Steven et al., for the launch thread coverage!

Congratulations to the launch campaign team!
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #112 on: 10/10/2017 12:58 PM »

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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #113 on: 10/10/2017 01:42 PM »
It is now strongly believed a fuel dump from the second stage was imaged in Goi‚nia, Brazil by Gustavo Bolson Maia at 22:47 UTC 9th October 2017, 17 minutes after payload deployment. Here is the link to Gustavo Bolson Maia  facebook with the image,
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=522460471428834&set=a.164127577262127.1073741829.100009946570663&type=3&theater


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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #115 on: 10/11/2017 08:00 PM »
This looks like another upper stage fuel dump sighting, virtually the same time, from Argentina, reported to Seesat-l:
http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Oct-2017/0040.html

Link to the video is in the post.
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Re: LIVE: QZS-4 - H-2A 202 - October 9, 2017 (22:01 UTC)
« Reply #116 on: 10/11/2017 08:27 PM »
Re: the launch image from the Japan Times:

Wow, this could easily be an oil painting in a viewing gallery.

Also, the launch facilities at Tanegashima could be plucked from the pages of a lush fantasy novel.

If JRRT's Numenoreans post-"the fall of Atlantis" had been a bit more technologically advanced, I could envision Elendil or Isildur constructing a similar launch facility on the coast of Gondor.

(That's just the way my mind works.)  :)
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