LAUNCH CENTER

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Wed Dec 31 2025
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Michibiki 7 (QZS-7)

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(12:00 AM UTC)

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(12:00 AM UTC)

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RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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Rocket Details

Name:

H3-22

Description:

The H3 Launch Vehicle is an expendable launch system in development in Japan. Each H3 booster configuration has a two-digit and a letter designation that indicates the features of that configuration. The first digit represents the number of LE-9 engines on the main stage, either "2" or "3". The second digit indicates the number of SRB-3 solid rocket boosters attached to the base of the rocket, and can be "0", "2" or "4". All layouts of solid boosters are symmetrical. The letter in the end shows the length of the payload fairing, either short "S" or long "L". For example, an H3-24L has two engines, four solid rocket boosters, and a long fairing, whereas an H3-30S has three engines, no solid rocket boosters, and a short fairing.

H3-22 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Navigation
  • QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System) is a Japanese satellite navigation system operating from inclined, elliptical geosynchronous orbits to achieve optimal high-elevation visibility in urban canyons and mountainous areas. The navigation system objective is to broadcast GPS-interoperable and augmentation signals as well as original Japanese (QZSS) signals from a three-spacecraft constellation. The navigation system objective is to broadcast GPS-interoperable and augmentation signals as well as original Japanese (QZSS) signals from a three-spacecraft constellation in inclined, elliptical geosynchronous orbits.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Pad

Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2