Press Release


H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2
Second Stage Controlled Re-entry Test

January 22, 2011 (JST)

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

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that we have conducted the second stage controlled re-entry test for the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.2 by re-igniting the second stage engine for the second time as scheduled after separating its payload, the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station.)