JAXA: success for second H-IIB rocket first stage firing

by | Apr 23, 2009 | Seradata News | 0 comments

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) performed the second captive firing test for the first stage flight model tank of the MHI H-IIB rocket on 22 April 2009 at the Tanegashima Space Center. This September JAXA plans to launch its H-IIB Transfer Vehicle resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station using the H-IIB rocket

The test went smoothly as follows.

Test purpose
 – Final verification of the pressure characteristics of the flight
   tank
 – Acquisition of environment data including vibration data in each
   part of the core vehicle during the firing test

Firing time
 1:00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)

Firing duration
 150 seconds (150)

Main combustion pressure
 No. 1 Engine About 12.0 Mpa (11.7 to 12.9)  No. 2 Engine About 12.0 Mpa (11.7 to 12.9)

Numbers in (   ) are scheduled values.

We would like to express our profound appreciation to all people and parties related with this CFT. For your information, the weather at the time of the CFT was cloudy, wind was 8.6 meters per second from the north-west, and the temperature was 19.1 degrees Celsius

 

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