Press Release


Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIA F8)

November 30, 2005 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIA F8) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) onboard was approved by the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch : January 19 (Thursday), 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch windows : January 20 (Fri) thru February 28 (Tue), 2006 (JST)
Launch time : 10:33 thru 10:43 a.m. (JST)
Launch site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

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