Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 15 minutes and 57 seconds after liftoff, the separation of the GPM core observatory was confirmed.
We would like to express our profound appreciation for the cooperation and support of all related personnel and organizations that helped contribute to the successful launch of the H-IIA F23.
At the time of the launch, the weather was fine, a wind speed was 3.1 meters/second from the north-west and the temperature was 14.1 degrees Celsius.