LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Aug 29 2001
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

LRE

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

August 29, 2001 at 3:00 AM EDT

(August 29, 2001 at 7:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

August 29, 2001 at 3:00 AM EDT

(August 29, 2001 at 7:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

August 29, 2001 at 3:00 AM EDT

(August 29, 2001 at 7:00 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 (H-IIA/F1) was launched at 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2001, Japan Standard Time, from Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle was successfully lifted off with its flight azimuth of 90 degrees. The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 flied normally, and the second stage was successfully injected into the geostationary transfer orbit. The separation of the Laser Ranging Equipment (LRE) was confirmed about 39 minutes and 47 seconds after the lift-off.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Tanegashima, Japan

    Pad

    Yoshinobu Launch Complex