Press Release


Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle 2 (HTV2)
Aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2

November 10, 2010 (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 No. 2 (H-IIB F2) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle 2 (HTV2, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch : January 20 (Thursday), 2011 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : Around 3:29 p.m. (JST)*1
Launch windows : January 21 (Fri.) through February 28 (Mon.), 2011 (JST)*2
Launch Site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1) 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.