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H-2
H-2 - H-2 - COSPAR 1994-007

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Family: H. Country: Japan. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: H-II.

Specifications

Launches: 7. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 71.43% pct. First Launch Date: 03 February 1994. Last Launch Date: 15 November 1999. LEO Payload: 10,060 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 30.4 degrees. Payload: 3,930 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 405,000 kgf. Total Mass: 260,000 kg. Core Diameter: 4.0 m. Total Length: 49.0 m. Development Cost $: 2,300.00 million. in 1998 average dollars. Launch Price $: 190.00 million. in 1994 price dollars. Cost comments: Development cost includes $ 800 million spent on LE-7 engine development.


H-2 Chronology


1994 Feb 3 - - 22:20 GMT. LV Configuration: H-II s/n H-II-1F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y.
1994 Aug 28 - - 07:50 GMT. LV Configuration: H-II s/n H-II-2F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y. FAILURE: LAPS apogee kick motor failed to ignite. Partial Failure.
1995 Mar 18 - - 21:36 GMT. LV Configuration: H-II(2S) s/n H-II-3F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y.
1996 Aug 17 - - 01:53 GMT. LV Configuration: H-II(2) s/n H-II-4F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y.

H-2 LiftoffH-2 Liftoff

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1997 Nov 27 - - 21:27 GMT. LV Configuration: H-II s/n H-II-6F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y.
1998 Feb 21 - - 07:55 GMT. LV Configuration: H-2 s/n 5F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y .
1999 Nov 15 - - 07:29 GMT. LV Configuration: H-2 s/n H-II-8F. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y. FAILURE: Failure during first stage burn.

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