Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 23 (H-IIA F23) with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory onboard in the following schedule.
To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F23, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for seven small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).
|Scheduled date of Launch||:||February 28 (Friday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Launch time||:||3:07 a.m. thru 5:07 a.m. (Japan Standard Time)|
|Launch Window||:||March 1 (Saturday) through March 31 (Monday), 2014.|
|Launch site||:||Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center|