Press Release


Lunar Orbit Injection Maneuver (LOI1)

October 4, 2007 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to carry out a lunar orbit injection maneuver (LOI1) for the "KAGUYA" (SELENE) from around 5:55 a.m. on October 4, 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST.)
The "KAGUYA" (SELENE) is a lunar explorer launched by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) on September 14, 2007 (JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

(Scheduled next information release)
We plan to announce the result of the LOI1 around 9:00 a.m. on October 5 (JST) on the following Special Site.

* We did not carry out the LOI1 condition adjustment maneuver (ΔVc3) as the orbit error was minimal.
** Lunar orbit injection maneuver (LOI1): orbit control to move the KAGUYA to the lunar orbit from the earth orbit (12 in the above figure)