The H3 was supposed to launch the ALOS-3 satellite into orbit, but the second stage engine did not turn on.
Japan’s new H3 launch vehicle has failed to launch an Earth remote sensing satellite into orbit. It was announced on March 7 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
It was noted that the H3 engine of the second stage did not turn on and a self-destruct signal was sent to the rocket.
The launch took place at 10.37 local time (03.37 Kyiv time) from the Tanegashima cosmodrome. The rocket was supposed to launch the ALOS-3 optical Earth remote sensing satellite into orbit.
Note that this is the second unsuccessful attempt to launch the H3. On February 17, seconds before launch, the engines of the side boosters of the first stage failed on the rocket.
The H3 is Japan’s primary launch vehicle for launching payloads into orbit. He replaced the H2A rocket in this capacity.
The ALOS-3 satellite is planned to be used for continuous observation of the earth’s surface to prevent natural disasters, monitor the state of the environment and coastal areas.
Recall that in January, Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket failed to reach orbit after the first launch of a spacecraft from the UK.
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