Press Release


Launch Postponement of ASTRO-F/M-V-8

February 21, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that the launch of the 21st Scientific Satellite, ASTRO-F, by the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 8 (M-V-8) was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. The launch was originally scheduled on 6:28 a.m., February 21 (JST).
The new launch date and time are as follows (All dates and time are in JST.)

New scheduled launch day: February 22, 2006 (Wednesday)
Launch time: 6:28 a.m.
Launch window: February 23 thru 28, 2006

For inquiries:
Public Relations Team at the Uchinoura Space Center, JAXA
Tel: +81-994-31-6978

Public Affairs Department, JAXA
Tel: +81-3-6266-6413 to 6416