Press Release


Launch Day of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15 (H-IIA F15)

November 5, 2008 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15 (H-IIA F15) with the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI” (GOSAT) onboard was approved by the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.
We will also provide orbit injection opportunities for seven small payloads using the excessive launch capability of H-IIA F15.

Scheduled date of launch : January 21 (Wednesday,) 2009 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : Between 12:54 and 1:16 p.m. (JST)
Launch windows : January 22 (Thu) through February 28 (Sat,) 2009 (JST)
Launch Site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center