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May 24, 2014 (JST)
Launch Result of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 with “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2) onboard
Launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle
The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 with The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2) aboard was successfully performed at 12:05:14 p.m. on May 24 (Sat.) 2014 (Japan Standard Time). The launch vehicle flew normally and separated the DAICHI-2 at about 15 minutes and 47 seconds after liftoff. The DAICHI-2 will conduct critical phase operations including deploying the PALSER-2 antenna.
Launch of Japanese H-IIA with ALOS-2
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2) onboard from the Tanegashima Space Center.
The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 15 minutes and 47 seconds after liftoff, the separation of the DAICHI-2 was confirmed.
We would like to express our profound appreciation for the cooperation and support of all related personnel and organizations that helped contribute to the successful launch of the H-IIA F24.
At the time of the launch, the weather was fine, a wind speed was 3.4 meters/second from the east and the temperature was 24.4 degrees Celsius.
About Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2)
The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2)
The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) is follow-on mission from the "DAICHI", which contributed to cartography, regional observation, disaster monitoring, and resource surveys. ALOS-2 will succeed this mission with enhanced capabilities.
Specifically, JAXA is conducting research and development activities to improve wide and high-resolution observation technologies developed for DAICHI in order to further fulfill social needs.
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.24 Flight Sequence (Quick Estimation):
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2):
H-IIA Launch Vehicle:
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