Press Release


New Launch Date and Time of H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2
with KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Onboard

January 20, 2011 (JST)

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

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced the postponement of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2 (H-IIB F2) launch with the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard from the Tanegashima Space Center to no earlier than January 22 (Japan Standard Time) due to an unfavorable weather forecast.

After examining the weather conditions and the preparation status, we decided to set the new launch date for 2:37:57 p.m. on January 22 (Sat.,) 2011 (JST.)