During the first attempt, the main engines ignited but the solid rocket boosters didn't.
Mitsubishi heavy Industries and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are launching the new H3 rocket.
It is the first rocket to use an expander bleed cycle. This process uses the liquid fuel to cool the combustion chamber and then to run the turbo pumps next. This makes for a very efficient design.
The rocket will fly in the H3-22 configuration (2 main engines, 2 solid rocket boosters). It is supposed to compete with the Falcon 9, but has no reuse capabilities. The most powerful version (H3-24) can lift 6 tons to the moon.
The H3-30 version is estimated to cost $50 million for a 4000 kg capacity to a sun-synchronous orbit.
This mission will carry a payload mass of 3000 kg into a sun-synchronous orbit. The payload is the Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS).
Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com
Where to watch:
JAXA Livestream Launch of the First H3
Angry Astronaut: Angry Stream: JAXA H3 live launch with The Angry Astronaut
Past and future launches of H-II and H3 rockets: Wikipedia
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com
Track Starlink satellites: https://satellitemap.space/
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