How to integrate and launch a reliable rocket: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries experience

Online event
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Dr Ko Ogasawara, Vice President & Senior Chief Engineer, Space Systems Division, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
  • Aviation webinar

In this IIL aviation webinar, Ko Ogasawara introduced to the audience the relationship between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) global business and the insurance community and then provided an overview of MHI Launch Services, that enables the audience to learn about Japan’s current rocket, H-IIA, next generation rocket, H3, and key essence of MHI’s quality management that leads to MHI’s record of successful, reliable and on-time launches.

MHI Group is a conglomerate based in Tokyo globally offering diverse products from engineering solutions, electrical equipment and gas turbines to rocket launch services.

MHI is also a leading company of the space industry in Japan, being involved in development and manufacturing of liquid fuelled rockets for nearly half a century. MHI has been the launch vehicle manufacturer and the launch services provider since 2007. H-IIA and H-IIB launch vehicles have delivered a number of missions for Japanese and international customers and the International Space Station. MHI’s greatest strength is its reliability to provide successful and on-time launches, proven by its latest launch record.

MHI is currently developing, in cooperation with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the H3 Launch Vehicle, as the successor to H-IIA and H-IIB with aims to achieve competitive pricing, greater flexibility for customers and further improving levels of reliability by utilizing technology heritage established by H-IIA and H-IIB.

Answers to why MHI is capable of offering high reliability to the industry lie in its unique quality management established through experience of providing H-IIA and H-IIB launch services. Examples of such quality management include repeated training of engineers and launch operators and two-sigma control of manufacturing trend data. Finally, MHI shared with the audience what MHI values in dealing with technical difficulty for better services through explaining a technical challenge recently experienced.

By the end of this webinar members would have gained an insight into:

  • An overview of MHI Launch Services, including the development status of H3 Launch Vehicle
  • Examples of MHI’s quality management for heavy lift launch vehicle system
  • How MHI overcame anomalies with its own policy of quality management
  • Online event

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