Press Release


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

January 23, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIA F8) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS) onboard has been postponed after JAXA took some extra time to investigate a malfunction discovered in one of the ground facilities which monitors the temperature of the air conditioner for the payload fairing during countdown operations.
The new launch date has been set for January 24 (Tue), 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST).
The scheduled launch time is between 10:33 thru 10:43 a.m. (JST.)

The launch was previously scheduled for January 23 (Mon), 2006 (JST.)

For inquiries:
Public Affairs Department of JAXA Headquarters
Tel: +81-3-6266-6413 to 6

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