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Launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Wed Jul 8, 2009 7:59 am
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(JAXA) – The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight with the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was approved by the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

H-II Transfer Vehicle

H-II Transfer Vehicle

Scheduled date of launch : September 11 (Friday,) 2009 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : Around 2:04 a.m. (JST)*1 Launch windows : September 12 (Sat) through 30 (Wed,) 2009 (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.

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