LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Sep 11 2006
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JSE kougaku-2 gouki

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 11, 2006 at 12:35 AM EDT

(September 11, 2006 at 4:35 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 11, 2006 at 12:35 AM EDT

(September 11, 2006 at 4:35 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 11, 2006 at 12:35 AM EDT

(September 11, 2006 at 4:35 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • The IGS-Optical (Intelligence Gathering Satellite), built by Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO), is an optical reconnaissance satellite with a projected life of 5 years. The satellite will be operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The 850 kg IGS-Optical 1 is equipped with an optical sensor. The resolution is probably about 1 meter. The satellite serves both Japan's national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

    Pad

    Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-1