"MHI has demonstrated an impressive success rate with their H-IIA and H-IIB launch vehicles. Looking forward to the H3 rocket, we believe these successes, combined with their proven, measured approach to the H3 development, will result in a highly reliable, cost competitive option in the launch vehicle market."
Chris Johnson, President of Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc. (BBSI), The Boeing Company
"With the development of the new H3 launch vehicle, it is clear that MHI is committed to continuing innovation. This is a vital attribute that we seek in our partners, particularly in the launch segment space, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with MHI as one of our roster of launch partners."
Dr. Mark Dickinson, Deputy CTO and VP, Space Segment, Inmarsat
"Inmarsat is delighted to have selected MHI and its H-IIA launch vehicle for the first of our sixth generation satellites. We are continually seeking to extend and diversify our ecosystem of partners, particularly in the strategically important area of launch providers. We believe that MHI and its H-IIA launch vehicle offers a world-class service."
Mr. Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat
"As program manager of Telstar 12V, it was a great pleasure for me to work with the MHI team over more than two years before the successful launch of Telstar 12V by H-IIA in November 2015. The team spirit between Airbus and MHI was excellent especially during the launch campaign in Tanegashima where all the operations were performed very efficiently in less than one month.
As the Launchers and Communications Satellites markets are extremely competitive, the next generation of launchers such as H3 shall offer increased performance at a significantly lower price."
Jean-Michel FLEURANT, Communication Satellites Program Manager, Airbus Defense and Space
"We at MBRSC have had a great experience with MHI, they are customer centric, always keep us in the loop with any news regarding our launch and have provided us with support throughout within MHI and the Japanese Government.
We will launch two missions with MHI, one of them to Mars which shows the level of trust we have in their capabilities, and we expect the same and better with the new H3 launcher which will provide new capabilities to orbit.
MHI has been a great partner for many reasons but I would like to focus on three:
1- Constant and speedy communication and feedback.
2- Reliable launch service.
3- On time launch services."
Salem Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Director General of MBRSC, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
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