Press Release

Launch Success of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1

By SpaceRef Editor
August 29, 2001
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National Space Development Agency of Japan successfully launched the H-IIA
Launch Vehicle No.1 (H-IIA/F1) at 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2001, Japan Standard
Time, from Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle was successfully
lifted off with its flight azimuth of 90 degrees.

The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 flied normally, and the second stage was
successfully injected into the geostationary transfer orbit. The separation
of the Laser Ranging Equipment (LRE) was confirmed about 39 minutes and 47
seconds after the lift-off.

NASDA would like to send our deep appreciation for cooperation and support of
all related personnel and organizations for the launch of the H-IIA Launch
Vehicle No.1.

For your information, the weather at the time of the launch was clear with the
wind of 2.9 m/s to the east-south-east, and the temperature was 28.9 deg. C.

Thank you very much for your support.

* This information is also in the website: Latest H-IIA Information,
http://www.nasda.go.jp/h2a/index_e.html

For inquiries:

Public Relations Office

NASDA HQs

Tel: +81-3-3438-6107, 6108 and 6109

[NOTE: A launch video (1:40) is available at

http://nasda.stream.co.jp/web/nasda/meta_files/h2a_liftoff.ram]

SpaceRef staff editor.