List of H-I and H-II launches

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This is a list of launches made by JAXA using H-I, H-II, H-IIA, and H-IIB rockets.

Launch statistics[edit]

Rocket configurations[edit]

1
2
3
4
5
6
  •   H-I
  •   H-II
  •   H-IIA
  •   H-IIB

Launch sites[edit]

1
2
3
4
5
6
1986
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'18
  •   Osaki Launch Complex
  •   Yoshinobu Launch Complex

Launch outcomes[edit]

1
2
3
4
5
6
1986
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
2020
'23
  •   Success
  •   Partial failure
  •   Failure
  •   Planned

Launch history[edit]

1986-1992[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
15(F) 12 August 1986,
20:45
H-I Osaki Launch Complex EGP (Ajisai) LEO Success
9 SRMs, 2 stages
17(F) 27 August 1987,
09:20
H-I Osaki Launch Complex ETS-5 (Kiku-5) GTO Success
9 SRMs, 3 stages
18(F) 19 February 1988,
10:05
H-I Osaki Launch Complex CS-3A (Sakura-3A) GTO Success
9 SRMs, 3 stages
19(F) 16 September 1988,
09:59
H-I Osaki Launch Complex CS-3B (Sakura-3B) GTO Success
9 SRMs, 3 stages
20(F) 5 September 1989,
19:11
H-I Osaki Launch Complex GMS-4 (Himawari-4) GTO Success
6 SRMs, 3 stages
21(F) 7 February 1990,
01:33
H-I Osaki Launch Complex MOS-1B (Momo-1B) LEO Success
9 SRMs, 2 stages
22(F) 28 August 1990,
09:05
H-I Osaki Launch Complex BS-3A (Yuri-3A) GTO Success
9 SRMs, 3 stages
23(F) 25 August 1991,
08:40
H-I Osaki Launch Complex BS-3B (Yuri-3B) GTO Success
9 SRMs, 3 stages
24(F) 11 February 1992,
01:50
H-I Osaki Launch Complex JERS-1 (FUYO-1) LEO Success
9 SRMs, 2 stages

1994-1999[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
TF1 (Test Flight) February 3, 1994
22:20
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex OREX (Orbital Re-entry Experiment), VEP (Vehicle Evaluation Payload) LEO / GTO Success
Ryūsei, Myōjō
TF2 August 28, 1994
07:50
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex ETS-VI (Engineering Test Satellite-VI) GEO Success
Kiku 6
TF3 March 18, 1995
08:01
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex GMS-5 (Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-5) / SFU (Space Flyer Unit) GEO / LEO Success
Himawari 5
F4 August 17, 1996
01:53
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex ADEOS (Advanced Earth Observing Satellite) / Fuji OSCAR 29, JAS-2 LEO Success
Midori, Fuji 3
F6 November 27, 1997
21:27
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) / ETS-VII (Engineering Test Satellite-VII) LEO Success
Kiku 7 (Orihime & Hikoboshi)
F5 February 21, 1998
07:55
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex COMETS (Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellites) GEO Partial failure
Kakehashi, Faulty brazing in second-stage engine cooling system caused engine burn through and cable damage resulting in shutdown midway through the upper stage's second burn, leaving spacecraft in elliptical LEO instead of GTO. Spacecraft thrusters raised orbit enough to complete some communications experiments.
F8 November 15, 1999
07:29
H-II Yoshinobu Launch Complex MTSAT (Multi-functional Transport Satellite) GEO Failure
Cavitation in the first stage hydrogen turbopump impeller caused an impeller blade to fracture, resulting in loss of fuel and rapid shutdown of the engine at T+239 s. The vehicle impacted the ocean 380 km NW of Chichi-jima.

2001[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
TF1 August 29, 2001
07:00:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex VEP 2 / LRE Success

2002[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
TF2 February 4, 2002
02:45:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex VEP 3 / MDS-1 (Tsubasa) / DASH Success
F3 September 10, 2002
08:20:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex USERS / DRTS (Kodama) Success
F4 December 14, 2002
01:31:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex ADEOS 2 (Midori 2) / WEOS (Kanta-kun) / FedSat 1 / Micro LabSat 1 Success

2003[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F5 March 28, 2003
01:27:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 1 / IGS-Radar 1 Success
F6 November 29, 2003
04:33:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical (2) / IGS-Radar (2) Failure
A hot gas leak from one SRB-A motor destroyed its separation system. The strap-on did not separate as planned, and the weight of the spent motor prevented the vehicle from achieving its planned height.[1]

2005[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F7 February 26, 2005
09:25:00
H-IIA 2022 Yoshinobu Launch Complex MTSAT-1R (Himawari 6) Success

2006[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F8 January 24, 2006
01:33:00
H-IIA 2022 Yoshinobu Launch Complex ALOS (Daichi) Success
F9 February 18, 2006
06:27:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex MTSAT-2 (Himawari 7) Success
F10 September 11, 2006
04:35:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 2 Success
F11 December 18, 2006
06:32:00
H-IIA 204 Yoshinobu Launch Complex ETS-VIII (Kiku 8)[2] GTO Success

2007[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F12 February 24, 2007
04:41:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 2 / IGS-Optical 3V Success
F13 September 14, 2007
01:31:01
H-IIA 2022 Yoshinobu Launch Complex SELENE (Kaguya) Success

2008[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F14 February 23, 2008
08:55:00
H-IIA 2024 Yoshinobu Launch Complex WINDS (Kizuna) Success

2009[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F15 January 23, 2009
03:54:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex GOSAT (Ibuki) / SDS-1 / STARS (Kūkai) / KKS-1 (Kiseki) / PRISM (Hitomi) / Sohla-1 (Maido 1) / SORUNSAT-1 (Kagayaki) / SPRITE-SAT (Raijin) Success[3]
TF1 10 September 2009
17:01:46
H-IIB LA-Y2 HTV-1 Success
First flight of H-IIB
F16 November 28, 2009
01:21:00 [4]
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 3 Success

2010[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F17 May 20, 2010
21:58:22[5][6][7]
H-IIA 202[8] Yoshinobu Launch Complex PLANET-C (Akatsuki) / IKAROS / UNITEC-1 (Shin'en) / Waseda-SAT2 / K-Sat (Hayato) / Negai☆″ Success
F18 September 11, 2010
11:17:00[9]
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex QZS-1 (Michibiki) Success

2011[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F2 22 January 2011
05:37:57
H-IIB LA-Y2 HTV-2 (Kounotori 2) Success
F19 September 23, 2011
04:36:50[10]
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 4 Success
F20 December 12, 2011
01:21:00[11]
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 3 Success

2012[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F21 May 17, 2012
16:39:00
H-IIA 202[12] Yoshinobu Launch Complex GCOM-W1 (Shizuku) / KOMPSAT-3 (Arirang 3) / SDS-4 / HORYU-2 Success
F3 21 July 2012
02:06:18
H-IIB LA-Y2, Tanegashima HTV-3 (Kounotori 3) / Raiko / We Wish / Niwaka / TechEdSat / F-1 Success
CubeSats carried aboard HTV, on 4 October 2012 deployed from the ISS

2013[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F22 January 27, 2013
04:40:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 4 / IGS-Optical 5V Success
F4 3 August 2013
19:48:46
H-IIB LA-Y2, Tanegashima HTV-4 (Kounotori 4) / Pico Dragon / ArduSat-1 / ArduSat-X / TechEdSat-3 Success
CubeSats carried aboard HTV for deployment from the ISS

2014[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F23 February 27, 2014
18:37:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex GPM-Core / SindaiSat (Ginrei) / STARS-II (Gennai) / TeikyoSat-3 / ITF-1 (Yui) / OPUSAT (CosMoz) / INVADER / KSAT2 Success
F24 May 24, 2014
03:05:14
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex ALOS-2 (Daichi 2) / RISING-2 / UNIFORM-1 / SOCRATES / SPROUT Success
F25 October 7, 2014
05:16:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex Himawari 8 Success
F26 December 3, 2014
04:22:04
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex Hayabusa 2 / Shin'en 2 / ARTSAT2-DESPATCH / PROCYON Success

2015[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F27 February 1, 2015
01:21:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar Spare Success
F28 March 26, 2015
01:21:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 5 Success
F5 19 August 2015
11:50:49
H-IIB LA-Y2, Tanegashima HTV-5 (Kounotori 5) / SERPENS / S-CUBE / Flock-2b x 14 / GOMX-3 / AAUSAT5 Success
CubeSats carried aboard HTV for deployment from the ISS
F29 November 24, 2015
06:50:00
H-IIA 204 Yoshinobu Launch Complex Telstar 12 Vantage[2] GTO Success

2016[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F30 February 17, 2016
08:45:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex ASTRO-H (Hitomi) / ChubuSat-2 (Kinshachi 2) / ChubuSat-3 (Kinshachi 3) / Horyu-4 Success
The Hitomi telescope broke apart shortly after launch.[13]
F31 November 2, 2016
06:20:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex Himawari 9 Success
F6 9 December 2016
13:26:47
H-IIB LA-Y2, Tanegashima HTV-6 (Kounotori 6) / AOBA-Velox III / TuPOD / EGG / ITF-2 / STARS-C / FREEDOM / WASEDA-SAT3 Success
CubeSats carried aboard HTV for deployment from the ISS

2017[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F32 January 24, 2017
07:44:00
H2A 204 Yoshinobu Launch Complex DSN-2 (Kirameki 2)[2] GTO Success
F33 March 17, 2017
01:20:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 5 Success
F34 June 1, 2017
00:17:46
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex QZS-2 (Michibiki 2) Success
F35 August 19, 2017
05:29:00
H-IIA 204 Yoshinobu Launch Complex QZS-3 (Michibiki 3) [2] GTO Success
F36 October 9, 2017
22:01:37
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex QZS-4 (Michibiki 4) Success
F37 December 23, 2017
01:26:22
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex GCOM-C (Shikisai) / SLATS (Tsubame) Success

2018[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Users Launch
outcome
F38 February 27, 2018
04:34:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 6 Success
F39 June 11, 2018
04:00
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 6 Success
F7 September 22, 2018
17:52:27
H-IIB LA-Y2, Tanegashima HTV-7 (Kounotori 7) / SPATIUM-I /RSP-00/

STARS-Me

Success
CubeSats carried aboard HTV for deployment from the ISS
F40 October 29, 2018
04:08
H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex GOSAT-2 (Ibuki-2) / KhalifaSat / Ten-Koh / Diwata-2B / Stars-AO (Aoi) / AUTcube2 (GamaCube) Success

Planned launches[edit]

Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Orbit Customer
2019 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 7
2019 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex JDRS
2019 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Data Relay 1
2020 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex Mars Hope
2020 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex ALOS-3
2020 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex QZS-1R
2020 H-IIA 204 Yoshinobu Launch Complex Inmarsat-6 F1
2021 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex XRISM / SLIM
2022 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 7
2023 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Optical 8
2023 H-IIA 202 Yoshinobu Launch Complex IGS-Radar 8
Final flight of H2A, and H2 family as a whole

Sources: Gunter's Space Page[14] and Japanese Cabinet[15]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d Space Launch Report: H-IIA/B Data Sheet. Retrieved 20 Feb. 2019.
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  4. ^ "H-IIA F16". Sorae. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21.
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  15. ^ "宇宙基本計画工程表 (平成29年度改訂)" (PDF) (in Japanese). Cabinet Office. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-29.