Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3)
Aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 3

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 3 (H-IIB F3) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

    Scheduled date of launch
    : July 21 (Saturday), 2012 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
    Launch time
    : Around 11:18 a.m. (JST)*1
    Launch windows
    : July 22 (Sunday) through August 31 (Friday), 2012 (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.