Press Release

Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25

August 7, 2014 (JST)

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. 25 (H-IIA F25) with the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite "Himawari-8" onboard in the following schedule.

Scheduled date of Launch: Oct. 7 (Tuesday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time: 2:16 thru 6:16 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)
Launch site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center