Press Release


New Launch Experiment Day of M-V-6

July 9, 2005 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The launch experiment of the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 6 (M-V-6) with the 23rd scientific satellite (ASTRO-EII) onboard has been rescheduled to no earlier than July 10, 2005 (Japan Standard Time, JST) due to the adverse weather condition.

Today, the new launch experiment date was set after careful consideration of the weather:

Experiment Date   :   July 10 (Sunday), 2005 (JST)
Experiment Time   :   Between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. (JST)
Extra Experiment Dates   :   July 11 through 15, 2005 (JST)

(Note) In case that we cannot conduct the launch experiment within the above window, we will carry it out between July 22 through August 2, which is our usual allocated launch window.

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