Press Release


New Launch Day of the KAGUYA (SELENE)
by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13

August 15, 2007 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency would like to announce that the launch of the Lunar Orbit Explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) was rescheduled as follows.

Scheduled date of launch : September 13 (Thursday), 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : 10:35:47 a.m. (JST)
Launch windows : September 14 (Fri) through September 21 (Fri) 2007 (JST)
(Launch time will be set for each day.)

The original launch date was postponed due to the replacement work of parts in the two onboard baby satellites of the "KAGUYA" as announced on July 20, 2007. The replacement was successfully completed thus the new launch date was set.