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Launch Vehicle and Schedule

Astro-E2 was launched from Uchinoura Space Center (USC, formerly known as Kagoshima Space Center) on 2005 July 10.

The launch vehicle was an ISAS M-V rocket (not an H2A). M-V rockets had successfully been used for the launches of HALCA (1997 February) and Nozomi (1998 July), before the failure (2000 February) to place ASTRO-E into orbit. The cause of this failure was traced to the vulnerability of the first stage nozzle, which was then re-designed with a more advanced material and tested. Since then, an M-V rocket launched Hayabusa successfully in 2003 May.

Following the successful launch, Astro-E2 was renamed Suzaku.

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This file was last modified on Monday, 14-Aug-2006 13:41:37 EDT

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