Press Release


New Launch Day of MTSAT-1R/H-IIA F7

February 24, 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 to no earlier than February 26, 2005 (Japan Standard Time, JST) due to unfavorable weather.

Today, the new launch date and time was determined as follows after the weather forecast was thoroughly examined.

Launch day: February 26 (Sat), 2005 (JST)
Launch window on Feb. 26: between 05:09 p.m. and 06:33 p.m. (JST)
Available launch days : February 27 (Sun) through March 9 (Wed)
(Launch time will vary depending on a launch day.)

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