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Mitsubishi to Provide Launch Services for Sky Perfect JSAT for First Time

By Rachel Scharmann | May 14, 2014
      H2A Launch vehicle

      The H2A launch vehicle. Photo: JAXA

      [Via Satellite 05-14-2014] Sky Perfect JSAT has agreed to use Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ H2A launch vehicle for the first time to launch a satellite in 2016 from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

      The H2A rocket is the core launch vehicle for Japan and has successfully carried out 22 out of 23 launches to date. Mitsubishi intends to seek out more commercial clients both domestic and foreign for its existing and upcoming launch services.