BREMEN, Germany—Verification of the LE-9 main engine of Japan’s forthcoming H3 space launcher will move into so-called battleship testing in December, mated with propellant tanks to prove the integrated propulsion system. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and prime contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) are meanwhile preparing to test a slightly revised design incorporating cheaper, printed parts. The H3 program is on schedule, said JAXA Associate Senior ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "JAXA, MHI H3 Main Engine Testing Advances".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.