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IGS-Optical 8 - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

IGS-Optical 8 8

Status

TBD

DATE

30 APR 2023

LAUNCH PROVIDER

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries + -img

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Launch Pad

Yoshinobu Launch Complex

JPN

Description

The IGS-Optical 8 (Intelligence Gathering Satellite) is a Japanese optical reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The satellite serves both Japan's national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.

H-IIA 202

H-IIA 202

JPN

Rocket Description

H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.

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