Press Release


Launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight

July 8, 2009 (JST)

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

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight with the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was approved by the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch : September 11 (Friday,) 2009 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : Around 2:04 a.m. (JST)*1
Launch windows : September 12 (Sat) through 30 (Wed,) 2009 (JST)*2
Launch Site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center


Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS.)
(*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.