October 27, 2017
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Launch of Global Changing Observation Mission "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS) aboard H-IIA Vehicle No.37
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are pleased to announce the launch schedule for Global Changing Observation Mission "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS) by H-IIA launch vehicle No. 37.
Scheduled date of Launch : December 23(Sat.) 2017
Launch time: 10:26:22 a.m. through 10:48:22 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch period: December 24 (Sun.) 2017 through January 31 (Wed.) 2018
Launch site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the tanegashima Space Center
H-IIA Launch vehicle No. 37 incorporates JAXA's newly developed outcome to insert SHIKISAI and TSUBAME into different orbit altitude respectively. It will expand opportunities of multiple satellite launch and take full advantage of the capability of HIIA.