Press Release

Launch Schedule of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI9

March 24, 2020 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI9, the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS), will launch aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 9 as follows:

Scheduled Date of Launch: May 21, 2020
Scheduled Time of Launch: 2:30 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST) *1
Reserved Launch Period: May 22 through June 30, 2020 *2
Location: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center

Arrival of the KOUNOTORI9 at ISS if launched as scheduled:
Evening of May 25, 2020 (Japan Standard Time) * 1

*1: The launch time is subject to change as the ISS orbit is updated.
*2: Launch time and date during this period are pending, determined by the ISS operations and other status.

NOTICES: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.