Press Release

  This press release is issued by NASDA.


Separation Status of Three Microsatellites

December 14, 2002 (JST)

National Space Development Agency of Japan

The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) launched three microsatellites piggyback with the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 4 (H-IIA F4) at 10:31 a.m. on December 14, 2002 (Japan Standard Time) from the Tanegashima Space Center. It is confirmed that the three microsatellites were successfully separated at the following time respectively.

FedSAT (Australian CRCSS): about 31 minutes after liftoff
WEOS (Chiba Institute of Technology): about 33 minutes after liftoff
Micro-LabSat (NASDA): about 35 minutes after liftoff