Press Release


Launch of the Multi-functional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) of
the Civil Aviation Bureau and the Japan Meteorological Agency,
the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport,
by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIA F9)

February 1, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Rocket System Corporation (RSC)

The launch of the Multi-functional Transport Satellite-2 (MTSAT-2), which had been scheduled for February 15 (Wed), 2006, has been rescheduled due to the launch delay of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8.
The new launch date and time were reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.
(Dates and time are Japan Standard Time.)

Scheduled date of launch : February 18 (Sat), 200
Launch windows : February 19 (Sun) thru 28 (Thu), 2006
Launch time : 3:26 thru 4:44 p.m.
* The above launch time is only for Feb. 18, 2006 (JST). The time will be changed if the launch date is shifted as the time varies depending on the launch day.
Launch Site : Tanegashima Space Center

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