Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that we were informed by Arianespace that the Ariane 5 launch vehicle carrying our Large Deployable Reflector Small-sized Partial Model 2 (LDREX-2) for experiments in space was launched at 5:56 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from French Guiana, South America, and flew normally.
Information on the LDREX-2 deployment experiment will be reported as soon as we receive the test data that is expected to be available no earlier than Oct. 16 (JST.)
JAXA Public Affairs Department
Tel: +81-3-6266-6413 to 7, Fax: +81-3-6266-6910