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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H3 | DSN 3 (Kirameki 3)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is scheduled to launch a H3 rocket as part of the DSN 3 (Kirameki 3) mission. The launch is scheduled on 01/31/2024 00:00 UTC for the Communications mission launching from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The status of the launch is Date/Time TBD. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the H3 and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: DSN 3 (Kirameki 3)

DSN 3, also known as Kirameki 3, is a geostationary communications satellite to be used for military communications by the Japanese military.

Rocket: H3

The H3 Launch Vehicle is an expendable launch system in development in Japan. H3 rockets are liquid-propellant rockets with strap-on solid rocket boosters and are planned to be launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Mitsubishi and the JAXA have been responsible for the design, manufacture, and operation of the H3.

Agency: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

MHI’s products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world’s 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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