ALOS-3 (Maiden flight)
Mission

Maiden flight of the H-III launch vehicle, carrying the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-3 (ALOS-3).

Mission Type Earth Science
Orbit Sun-Synchronous Orbit
H-III

The H3 Launch Vehicle is an expendable launch system in development in Japan. H3 rockets are liquid-propellant rockets with strap-on solid rocket boosters and are planned to be launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Mitsubishi and the JAXA have been responsible for the design, manufacture, and operation of the H3.

Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Thrust nullkN
Length 63m
Diameter 5.27m
LEO Capacity Unknown
GTO Capacity 6500kg
Launch Cost $50m
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

Type Commercial
Administrator Seiji Izumisawa
Launch Vehicles H-I, H-II, H-III
Spacecraft Kounotori, HTV
Yoshinobu Launch Complex
Yoshinobu Launch Complex
Location Tanegashima, Japan
Total Launches 39
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