Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI5" (HTV5) aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 5

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the National Research and Development Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 5 (H-IIB F5) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI5" (HTV5, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard in the following schedule.

    Scheduled date of launch: August 16 (Sunday), 2015 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
    Launch time: around 10:01 p.m. (JST)Note 1
    Launch windows: Aug. 17 (Monday) through Sept. 30 (Wednesday), 2015 (JST)Note 2
    Launch Site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center
    (Note 1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).
    (Note 2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.