Press Release


Scaled Experimental Supersonic Transport (SST) Woomera Trial Schedule

August 26, 2005 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The flight trial of the scaled experimental supersonic transport (SST) has a planned trial window of September 15 to October 15, 2005. At this stage the trial will not occur before September 29, 2005 due to an anomaly encountered with the aircrafts signal processor during ground testing on August 22.

JAXA is currently investigating the cause and are considering all options available to ensure the anomaly is rectified and ensure a successful flight trial.

We will keep you update on the trial schedule as information becomes available.

For inquiries:
JAXA Public Affairs Department
Tel: +81-3-6266-6413 to 7, Fax: +81-3-6266-6910