Press Release


Launch Day of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 11 (H-IIA F11)

October 25, 2006 (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. 11 (H-IIA F11) with the Engineering Test Satellite VIII "Kiku No. 8" (ETS-VIII) onboard was approved by the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch: December 16 (Saturday), 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time: 3:32 to 3:44 p.m. (JST)
Launch windows: December 17 (Sun) through February 28 (Wed), 2007 (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

Kagoshima Space Center, JAXA
Tel: +81-997-26-9013 to 9015