Status Report

H-IIA F3 Status Report 26 Aug 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
August 26, 2002
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H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 3 (H-IIA F3) emerged from the Vehicle Assembly
Building (VAB) again for the cryogenic test rescheduled on the 26th, two
days behind the original schedule, due to the bad weather condition. The
launch vehicle left the VAB at 1:00 p.m. on the 25th and took about 25
minutes to arrive at the pad. Today (the 26th), the weather at the
Tanegashima Space Center is clear and no wind, thus there is no problem for
conducting the cryogenic test.

The mobile launcher is transported by the two transportation vehicles called
Each dolly has 28 tires (in two rows), hence 56 tires in total have to be
controlled in speed and direction to transport a launch vehicle.

SpaceRef staff editor.