Press Release


Launch of the KAGUYA (SELENE)
by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.13

September 12, 2007 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency would like to announce that we have decided to carry out the launch of the Lunar Orbit Explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) on September 14 (Fri), 2007, (Japan Standard Time, JST,) as we informed you yesterday. The scheduled launch time is 10:31:01 a.m. (JST.)

We will keep closely monitoring the weather and other conditions for the launch on the 14th.