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Family: H. Country: Japan. Status: Development. Other Designations: H-IIA 2024.

Low-cost version of H-2 developed for the commercial market. The two SRB-A solid rocket boosters can be supplemented by 4 smaller SSB solid boosters. 0 or 2 SSB's can be fitted for reduced 9,940 kg or 10,740 kg LEO payloads.


LEO Payload: 11,730 kg. to: 300 km Orbit. at: 30.4 degrees. Payload: 5,000 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 477,000 kgf. Total Mass: 289,000 kg. Core Diameter: 4.0 m. Total Length: 49.0 m. Development Cost $: 800.00 million. in 1999 average dollars. Launch Price $: 90.00 million. in 1999 price dollars. Cost comments: The H-2A 202 (no SSB's) is priced at $ 75 million, and the H-2A 2022 (2 SSB's) at $ 80 million.


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