Press Release


New Launch Day of the IBUKI (GOSAT)
aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15

January 20, 2009 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency decided to reschedule the launch of the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT) aboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 15 (H-IIA F15) to January 22, 2009 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch time is between 12:54 p.m. and 1:16 p.m. (JST.)

We continue to examine the weather to make the ultimate decision of the launch on Jan. 22.