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Launch Results of the H-IIA F40 Encapsulating GOSAT-2 and KhalifaSat

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 40 (H-IIA F40) which encapsulates Second Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI-2" (GOSAT-2) and KhalifaSat, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite. at 13:08:00 on October 29, 2018 (JST) from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.

The launch and flight of H-IIA F40 proceeded as planned. The separations of GOSAT-2 and KhalifaSat were confirmed respectively at approximately 16 minutes and 09 seconds and 24 minutes and 15 seconds after liftoff.
We express sincere appreciation for all.