Earth Observation Mission News
MHI Successfully Launches UAE's KhalifaSat Satellite
29 October 2018
Tanegashima Space center, October 29, 2018 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully delivered UAE Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre's (MBRSC) KhalifaSat satellite into orbit today via the H-IIA launch vehicle F40. The launch vehicle trajectory was executed as planned, and at about 24 minutes after liftoff, separation of the KhalifaSat satellite was confirmed.
This mission was performed along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 "GOSAT-2" satellite, in which the separation of the GOSAT-2 satellite was also confirmed 16minutes after liftoff.
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Image credit: The Yomiuri Shimbun - H-2A rocket is launched at Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Monday