December 23, 2017
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.(MHI)
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 37 Encapsulating SHIKISAI and TSUBAME
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 37 (H-IIA･F37) (with upgraded function) which encapsulates the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS) at 10:26:22, 2017 (JST) from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.
The launch and flight of H-IIA･F37 proceeded as planned. So did the separation of SHIKISAI and TSUBAME, which was confirmed respectively at approximately 16 minutes and 13 seconds and 1 hour and 47 minutes 59 seconds after liftoff.
We express sincere appreciation for all.