Press Release


Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3)
Aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 3

March 21, 2012 (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. 3 (H-IIB F3) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch: July 21 (Saturday), 2012 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : Around 11:18 a.m. (JST)*1
Launch windows : July 22 (Sunday) through August 31 (Friday), 2012 (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.