From JAXA: “Launch of ASTRO-H/H-IIA F30 Live Broadcast”

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Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency

This is a spectaular video of the launch of JAXA’s ASTRO-H X-ray space observatory, renamed Hitomi after launch. This renaming is standard practice at JAXA.

ASTRO-H successfully launched and named “Hitomi”.
Date of launch: 5:45 p.m. on February 17 (Wed.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
JAXA has been broadcast the launch of of ASTRO-H aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30 from the Tanegashima Space Center through the Internet.
http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/astro_h/
Reference: X-ray Astronomy Satellite “ASTRO-H”
http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/as…
The copyright of the JAXA broadcast belongs to JAXA.

Watch, be amazed, enjoy, learn.

About JAXA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was born through the merger of three institutions, namely the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA). It was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government’s overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA, therefore, can conduct integrated operations from basic research and development, to utilization.

In 2013, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its founding, JAXA created the corporate slogan, “Explore to Realize,” which reflects its management philosophy of utilizing space and the sky to achieve a safe and affluent society.