Jiji Press TANEGASHIMA, Kagoshima (Jiji Press) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency successfully launched on Friday an H-2A rocket carrying an information-gathering radar satellite.
The H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 33 lifted off from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture at 10:20 a.m.
The satellite, an improved successor model of the one launched in 2011, was separated from the rocket and put into orbit about 20 minutes after the launch.
[Yomiuri Shimbun video released on March 17, 2017]