Press Release


Launch Postponement of MTSAT-1R/H-IIA F7

February 22, 2005 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Rocket System Corporation

 The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 7 (H-IIA F7) with the Multi-functional Transport Satellite-1 Replacement (MTSAT-1R) onboard has been rescheduled due to unfavorable weather. The new launch day will be no earlier than February 26 (Sat), 2005 (Japan Standard Time, JST).

 The launch was originally scheduled on February 24 (Thu), 2005 (JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

 The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

This information is also available on the following websites: (in the MTSAT-1R/H-IIA F7 Countdown site)

For inquiries:
Public Affairs Department, JAXA
Tel: +81-3-6266-6413 through to -6416
Public Relations Office of the
Kagoshima Space Center
Tel: +81-997-26-9013 to 9015