Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.6

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA postponed the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 with "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) on board which was previously scheduled for October 1 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time).The updated launch schedule is as follows:

    Scheduled date of the launch: December 9 (Friday.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time,JST)
    Launch time: around 10:26p.m. (JST) *1
    Launch windows: Dec 10 ( Sat.) through Dec 31 ( Sat.), 2016 *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.