LAUNCH CENTER

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Sun Feb 18 2024
Rocket Lab

ADRAS-J

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 18, 2024 at 9:52 AM EST

(February 18, 2024 at 2:52 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 18, 2024 at 9:52 AM EST

(February 18, 2024 at 2:52 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 18, 2024 at 9:52 AM EST

(February 18, 2024 at 2:52 PM UTC)

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous with and characterize a large piece of debris. Its target is the H-2A upper stage left in Low Earth Orbit after the launch of the GOSAT Earth observation satellite in 2009.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

    Pad

    Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B