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H-2 Family

H-2 (ETS 6) [NASDA]

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

 

H-2S (MTSat 1) [NASDA]

H-2A-202 (VEP 2) [NASDA]

H-2A-2022 (SELENE) [JAXA]

H-2A-2024 (MDS 1 / VEP 3) [NASDA]

H-2A-204 (ETS 8) [JAXA]

H-2B (HTV 3) [JAXA]

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
H-2A-1024 * 2 × SRB-A
4 × Castor-4AXL
LE-7A -
H-2A-202 2 × SRB-A LE-7A LE-5B
H-2A-2022 2 × SRB-A
2 × Castor-4AXL
LE-7A LE-5B
H-2A-2024 2 × SRB-A
4 × Castor-4AXL
LE-7A LE-5B
H-2A-204 4 × SRB-A LE-7A LE-5B
H-2A-212 ** 1 LRB / 2  LE-7A
2 × SRB-A
LE-7A LE-5B
H-2A-222 ** 2 LRB / 2 × 2 LE-7A
2 × SRB-A
LE-7A LE-5B
H-2A-204A ** 4 × SRB-A LE-7A Widebody / LE-5B
H-2A-222A ** 2 LRB / 2 × LE-7A
2 × SRB-A
LE-7A Widebody / LE-5B
H-2B-304 4 × SRB-A Widebody / 2 LE-7A LE-5B
H-2B-304A ** 4 × SRB-A Widebody / 2 LE-7A Widebody / LE-5B

* = suborbital
** = under study

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
H-2A-1024 - - - - - - -
H-2A-202 10000 4100
H-2A-2022 4500
H-2A-2024 5000
H-2A-204 6000
H-2A-212 ** 17000 7500
H-2A-222 ** 9500
H-2A-204A ** 7000
H-2A-222A ** 10000
H-2B-304 16500 8000
H-2B-304A ** 10000

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
 8    1     TF1      H-2A-202        4S       29.08.2001    Ta YLP-1    VEP 2 / LRE
 9    1     TF2      H-2A-2024       4/4D-LC  04.02.2002    Ta YLP-1    VEP 3 / MDS 1 / DASH
10    2     F4       H-2A-2024       4/4D-LC  10.09.2002    Ta YLP-1    USERS / DRTS
11    2     F3       H-2A-202        5S       14.12.2002    Ta YLP-1    ADEOS 2 / WEOS / FedSat 1 / Micro-Lab-Sat 1
12    3     F5       H-2A-2024       4/4D-LC  28.03.2003    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Optical 1 / IGS-Radar 1
13    4     F6       H-2A-2024       4/4D-LC  29.11.2003    Ta YLP-1 F  IGS-Optical (2) / IGS-Radar (2)
14    1     F7       H-2A-2022       5S       26.02.2005    Ta YLP-1    MTSat 1R
15    2     F8       H-2A-2022       5S       24.01.2006    Ta YLP-1    ALOS
16    5     F9       H-2A-2024       5S       18.02.2006    Ta YLP-1    MTSat 2
17    3     F10      H-2A-202        4S       11.09.2006    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Optical 2
18    1     F11      H-2A-204        5S       18.12.2006    Ta YLP-1    ETS 8
19    6     F12      H-2A-2024       4/4D-LC  24.02.2007    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Radar 2 / IGS-Optical 3V
20    3     F13      H-2A-2022       4S       14.09.2007    Ta YLP-1    SELENE / Rstar / Vstar 
21    7     F14      H-2A-2024       4S       23.02.2008    Ta YLP-1    WINDS
22    4     F15      H-2A-202        4S       23.01.2009    Ta YLP-1    GOSAT / SOHLA 1 / SDS 1 / SpriteSat / PRISM / Kagayaki / KKS 1 / STARS 1
23    1     TF1      H-2B-304        5S-H     10.09.2009    Ta YLP-2    HTV 1
24    5     F16      H-2A-202        4S       28.11.2009    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Optical 3
25    6     F17      H-2A-202        4S       20.05.2010    Ta YLP-1    Planet C / IKAROS / DCAM 1 / DCAM 2 / UNITEC 1 / Waseda-SAT2 / Negai✰ / KSAT
26    7     F18      H-2A-202        4S       11.09.2010    Ta YLP-1    QZS 1
27    2     F2       H-2B-304        5S-H     22.01.2011    Ta YLP-2    HTV 2 (Kounotori 2)
28    8     F19      H-2A-202        4S       23.09.2011    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Optical 4
29    9     F20      H-2A-202        4S       12.12.2011    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Radar 3
30   10     F21      H-2A-202        4/4D-LC  17.05.2012    Ta YLP-1    GCOM-W / KOMPSat 3 / SDS 4 / Horyu 2
31    3     F3       H-2B-304        5S-H     21.07.2012    Ta YLP-2    HTV 3 (Kounotori 3) / Raiko↑ / WE WISH↑ / FITSat 1↑ / F 1↑ / TechEdSat 1↑
32   11     F22      H-2A-202        4/4D-LC  27.01.2013    Ta YLP-1    IGS-Radar 4 / IGS-Optical 5V
33    4     F4       H-2B-304        5S-H     03.08.2013    Ta YLP-2    HTV 4 (Kounotori 4) / TechEdSat 3↑ / ArduSat X↑ / ArduSat 1↑ / PicoDragon↑
34   12     F23      H-2A-202        4S       27.02.2014    Ta YLP-1    GPM-Core / STARS 2 / ShindaiSat / TeikyoSat 3 / KSAT 2 / OPUSAT / INVADER / ITF 1
35    13    F24      H-2A-202        4S       24.05.2014    Ta YLP-1    ALOS 2 / Rising 2 / UNIFORM 1 / SOCRATES / SPROUT
36   14     F25      H-2A-202        4S       07.10.2014    Ta YLP-1    Himawari 8


Planned:

37   15     x        H-2A-202                 xx.11.2014    Ta YLP-1    Hayabusa 2 / PROCYON / DESPATCH / Shin'en 2

x     x     x        H-2A-202                 xx.xx.2016    Ta YLP-1    ALOS 3
x     x     x        H-2A-202                 xx.xx.2015    Ta YLP-1    ASTRO H / Horyu 4 / ChubuSat 2 / ChubuSat 3 / 8 cubesats
x     x     x        H-2A-20x                 xx.xx.2016    Ta YLP-1    DSN 2
x     x     x        H-2A-202        4/4D-LC  xx.xx.2016    Ta YLP-1    GCOM-C / ?
x     x     x        H-2A-202                 xx.xx.2016    Ta YLP-1    Himawari 9
x     2     x        H-2A-204        5S       xx.xx.2015    Ta YLP-1    Telstar 12V
x     5     x        H-2B-304        5S-H     xx.xx.2015    Ta YLP-2    HTV 5 (Kounotori 5)
x     6     x        H-2B-304        5S-H     xx.xx.2015    Ta YLP-2    HTV 6 (Kounotori 6)
x     7     x        H-2B-304        5S-H     xx.xx.2016    Ta YLP-2    HTV 7 (Kounotori 7)


Failures:

Flight  2:      LAPS apogee kick motor failed to ignite
Flight  6:      Stage 2 shorter than planned burn
Flight  7:      
Flight 13:      


SSB = solid sub boosters additional to the solid rocket boosters


Launch sites:

Ta  = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan