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Launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight

Press Release From: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight with the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was approved by the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch : September 11 (Friday,) 2009 (Japan Standard Time, JST)

Launch time : Around 2:04 a.m. (JST)*1

Launch windows : September 12 (Sat) through 30 (Wed,) 2009 (JST)*2

Launch Site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS.)

(*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.

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