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  • H-IIA takes to the skies with Japan’s IGS-Radar 6 spy satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 12th, 2018

    An H-IIA rocket took to the skies on June 12, on a classified mission to deliver the IGS-Radar 6 (Information Gathering Satellite) reconnaissance satellite for Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Centre.

  • H-IIA rocket soars into the sky with IGS-Optical 6 reconnaissance satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 27th, 2018

    An H-IIA rocket soared into the skies above Japan carrying the country's IGS-Optical 6 reconnaissance satellite aloft. The booster thundered off at 11:34 p.m. EST Feb. 26 (04:34 GMT Feb. 27), 2018, from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center.

  • Japan to launch IGS-Optical 6 reconnaissance satellite into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 24th, 2018

    Japan is set to launch its flagship H-IIA rocket with the country's latest Intelligence Gather Satellite: IGS-Optical 6. Liftoff is currently scheduled to take place between 11:34 and 11:48 p.m. EST Feb. 25 (04:34 and 04:48 GMT Feb. 26), 2018.

  • JAXA’s H-IIA with IGS Radar 5 delayed by 1 day

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2017

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the launch of its H-IIA rocket with the Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 reconnaissance satellite by one day due to weather. Liftoff is now targeted for 9:20 p.m. EDT March 16 (01:20 GMT March 17), 2017.

  • Japanese reconnaissance satellite set for Thursday launch atop H-IIA rocket

    Curt GodwinMarch 13th, 2017

    Preparations are underway at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center for the launch of the IGS-RADAR-5 radar reconnaissance satellite. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket, in the 202 configuration, is set to launch within a 2-hour window opening at 9:00 p.m. EDT March 15 (01:00 GMT March 16), 2017.

  • Cupid’s got nothing on Proton as rocket delivers Turksat-4A to orbit

    Jason RhianFebruary 14th, 2014

    The steppes of Kazakhstan trembled under the fury unleashed by an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Briz-M rocket. Liftoff occurred at 4:09 p.m. EST (21:09 GMT) from the Baikonur, Cosmodrome’s Launch Pad 24. The payload for today’s launch was the Turksat-4A communications satellite which will provide a variety of services to points in Europe, Central […]

  • ILS prepares Valentine’s Day treat with launch of Turksat 4A on Proton rocket

    Jason RhianFebruary 13th, 2014

    The jointly-owned launch service provider International Launch Services (ILS) is poised to send the Turksat 4A communications satellite orbit on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. ILS will launch the commercial spacecraft atop a Proton Briz-M rocket at 4:09 p.m. EST (2109 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrone located in Kazakhstan. This will be the first time that […]