Press Release

Launch of H-IIA F40 with IBUKI-2 and KhalifaSat aboard

August 28, 2018 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA hereby announce the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 40 (H-IIA F40). H-IIA F40 will carry aboard JAXA's Second Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI-2" (GOSAT-2) and KhalifaSat, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite, developed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the United Arab Emirates. MBRSC is a Dubai government organization. Below is the launch schedule.
Utilizing its launch oversufficiency, the H-IIA F40 launch will provide launch opportunities for five small satellites as auxiliary payloads.

Launch Date:
October 29, 2018
Launch Window:
1:08 p.m. through 1:20 p.m., Japan Standard Time (JST)
Reserved Launch Period:
October 30 through November 30, 2018
Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center

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