23, 2017 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 37 (H-IIA F37) (with upgraded function) which
encapsulates the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate
"SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low Altitude Test Satellite
"TSUBAME" (SLATS) at 10:26:22, 2017 (JST) from the JAXA Tanegashima
Space Center. The launch and flight of H-IIA F37 proceeded as planned. So did
the separation of SHIKISAI and TSUBAME, which was confirmed respectively at approximately
16 minutes and 13 seconds and 1 hour and 47 minutes 59 seconds after liftoff.