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"Daichi" (ALOS) Launched on H-IIA F8

Status Report From: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2006

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The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIA F8) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi"(ALOS) onboard was launched at 10:33 a.m. on January 24, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST.) The initial flight angle (azimuth) was 115 degrees.

The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at 16 minutes and 30 seconds after liftoff, the Daichi separation was confirmed.

The Perth first mobile station in Australia started receiving signals from the ALOS at 10:52 a.m. (JST), and by those signals, JAXA confirmed that the solar array paddle deployment was successfully completed.

We would like to express our profound appreciation for the cooperation and support of all related personnel and organizations that helped contribute to the successful launch of the H-IIA F8.

H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.8 Launch Sequence(Quick Review)

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/01/20060124_h2a-f8_e.html#at01

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