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HOMENoticeLaunch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21

March 21, 2012

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21 (H-IIA F21) with the Global Changing Observation Mission 1st – Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1) and the Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 3 (KOMPSAT-3) of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) onboard, was reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F21, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for two small secondary payloads.

Scheduled date of Launch :
May 18 (Friday), 2012 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time :
1:39 a.m. thru 1:42 a.m. (Japan Standard Time)*
Launch Windows :
May 19 (Saturday) through June 30 (Saturday), 2012
*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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