Press Release


Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4)
Aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4

May 21, 2013 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4 (H-IIB F4) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard in the following schedule.

Scheduled date of launch: August 4 (Sunday), 2013 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time: around 4:48 a.m. (JST)*1
Launch windows: Aug. 5 (Mon.) through Sept. 30 (Mon.), 2013 (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.