Japanese H-2A launches QZS 1R into Quasi-Zenith Orbit

Raw Space -- Oct 26
A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch a replacement satellite for Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, which provides regional navigation services over the Asia-Pacific Region.
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan Destination: Quazi-Zenith Geosynchronous Orbit (45° inclination) The QZS 1R satellite, built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp., will replace the aging QZS 1 satellite launched in 2010. The H-2A rocket will fly in the “202” configuration with two strap-on solid rocket boosters. Delayed from Oct. 25 by poor weather forecast.