Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6)
aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6
October 7, 2016 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA decided new launch date of H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.6 with "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) on board as follows.
|Launch date:||December 9 (Friday), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST)|
|Launch time:||around 10:26 p.m. (JST) *1|
|Location:||Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center|
|Launch windows:||Dec 10 ( Sat.) through Dec 31 ( Sat.), 2016 *2|
(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).
(*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.
The launch had been previously scheduled for October 1 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time) but had been temporarily postponed.