Press Release


Launch Day of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS)/H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8

January 21, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that the launch date of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle Flight No. 8 with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS) onboard has been set for January 23, 2006.
The launch had been postponed on January 17 due to a malfunction in one of the telemetry transmitters. JAXA investigated the malfunction, replaced the problematic transmitter, and verified the new transmitter worked properly.

The scheduled launch time is between 10:33 thru 10:43 a.m. (JST) on January 23, 2006.

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

Public Relations Office of the Kagoshima Space Center
Tel: +81-997-26-9262 to 3