LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Sat Jul 21 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Kounotori 3 (HTV-3)

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(2:06 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(2:06 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(2:06 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

H-IIB 304

Description:

H-IIB (H2B) is an expendable launch system used to launch H-II Transfer Vehicles (HTV, or Kounotori) towards the International Space Station. H-IIB rockets are liquid-fuelled with solid-fuel strap-on boosters and are launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Mitsubishi and JAXA have been primarily responsible for design, manufacture, and operation of H-IIB.

H-IIB 304 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Resupply
  • Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Pad

Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2