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H-2

H-2 (ETS 6) [NASDA]

H-2 with SSB (SFU / GMS 5) [NASDA]

H-2S (MTSat 1) [NASDA]

→ all launches of H-2 family vehicles

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2
H-2 (2 × SRB) 2 × SRB LE-7 LE-5A
H-2 (2 × SRB, 2 SSB) 2 × SRB
2 SSB
LE-7 LE-5A
H-2S (2 × SRB) 2 × SRB LE-7 LE-5B
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
H-2 (2 × SRB) 3800
H-2 (2 × SRB, 2 SSB) 3930
H-2S (2 × SRB) 4000

No:  TNr:   Serial:  Type:           Fair     Date:         LS          Payload

 1    1     TF1      H-2             4S       03.02.1994    Ta YLP-1    VEP / OREX
 2    2     TF2      H-2             4S       28.08.1994    Ta YLP-1    ETS 6 [LAPS]
 3    1     3F       H-2 (2 SSB)     5/4D     18.03.1995    Ta YLP-1    SFU 1 / GMS 5
 4    3     4F       H-2             5S       17.08.1996    Ta YLP-1    ADEOS 1 / JAS 2
 5    4     6F       H-2             4/4D     27.11.1997    Ta YLP-1    TRMM / ETS-7-Chaser / ETS-7-Target
 6    5     5F       H-2             4S       21.01.1998    Ta YLP-1 P  COMETS
 7    1     8F       H-2S            5S       15.11.1999    Ta YLP-1 F  MTSat 1


Failures:

Flight  2:       LAPS apogee kick motor failed to ignite
Flight  6:       Stage 2 shorter than planned burn
Flight  7:       

SSB = solid sub boosters additional to the solid rocket boosters


Launch sites:

Ta  = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan