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New Launch Day of the First Quasi-Zenith Satellite 'MICHIBIKI' by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:27pm
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New Launch Day of the First Quasi-Zenith Satellite 'MICHIBIKI' by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have announced the postponement of the launch of the First Quasi-Zenith Satellite "MICHIBIKI" by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 (H-IIA F18) on June 23, 2010 (Japan Standard Time, or JST) due to a potential concern in the onboard reaction wheels of the MICHIBIKI following notification from an overseas manufacturer. As the said part was changed, we are ready for the launch.

We would like to announce the new launch date and time as follows.

Scheduled new date of launch : September 11 (Saturday) 2010 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time : 8:17 p.m. thru 9:16 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)
Launch windows : September 12 (Sunday) through September 30 (Thursday), 2010

*Launch time will be set for each launch day if the launch is delayed.

Launch site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

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