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H3 Launch Vehicle
January 21, 2020

AMI Wins Contract for H3 Launch Vehicle, Japan’s Falcon 9

We are very excited to announce that Aerospace Manufacturing – AMI has won contracts to manufacture fasteners for the H3 Launch Vehicle, an expendable launch system currently in development in Japan.

Specifically, we will be creating fasteners for the LE-9, the 3 liquid rocket engines that will propel the first stage of the H3 Launch Vehicle. The H3 will be capable of delivering over 6 tons of payload to lunar transfer orbit. 

History of the H3 Project

Like its predecessors the H-IIA and H-IIB (we also create bolts for the H-IIA) launch systems, the H3 is designed to launch satellites and probes for the Japanese government as well as commercial satellites for the private sector.

The development of the H3 was authorized by the Japanese government in 2013. The vehicle is being developed jointly by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The price to launch satellites on the H3 Launch Vehicle will be on par with SpaceX’s Falcon 9, per Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. 

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AMI is an AS9100 and ISO:9001 accredited, vertically integrated manufacturer of high strength, close tolerance aerospace pins, bolts, threaded rods, studs, screws and built-to-print specials. 

Our clientele includes industry leading OEMs like Boeing, Bombardier, DLA, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky.

We are a Philips Screw licensee that specializes in both large and small runs. Whether you need a prototype or large runs for your assembly line, you can rely on AMI for rapid delivery and short lead-times.

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