Press Release


Launch of M-V Launch Vehicle No. 8

February 1, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that we have reported the launch schedule of the 21st scientific mission satellite "ASTRO-F" by the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 8 to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.
(Dates and time are Japan Standard Time.)

Scheduled date of launch : February 21 (Tue), 2006
Launch windows : February 22 (Wed) thru 28 (Tue), 2006
Launch time : 6:00 thru 7:00 a.m.
* The launch time will be finalized after further studying the collision avoidance analysis with manned space systems which will be launched in the future.
Launch Site : Uchinoura Space Center

For inquiries:
Uchinoura Space Center
Tel: +81-994-31-6978
General Affairs Division,

Management and Integration Department,
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Tel: +81-42-759-8008