Status Report

H-IIA F3 Daily Report, 02-09-2002 Payloads and Fairing Loaded onto H-IIA F3

By SpaceRef Editor
September 2, 2002
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8 days before a launch —

Now, the typhoon #15 is gone, and the launch preparation operations are in
progress over the weekend and today at the Tanegashima Space Center.

Today (Sep. 2), the fairing that encapsulates two payloads of H-IIA Launch
Vehicle No.3 (H-IIA F3) was transported from the Spacecraft and Fairing
Assembly Building (SFA) to the Vehicle Assembly Building to be loaded on top
of the launch vehicle. Loading went well, and the launch vehicle is now
fully configured with two payloads on the top.

After loaded, two satellites, Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS) and Unmanned
Space Experiment Recovery System (USERS) Spacecraft are being electrically
connected with H-IIA F3. The batteries of the payloads need to be
continuously charged until the launch day. Their environment, such as
temperature and humidity, is also monitored all times

SpaceRef staff editor.