Launch of H-IIA F40 with IBUKI-2 and KhalifaSat aboard
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA hereby announce the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 40 (H-IIA F40). H-IIA F40 will carry aboard JAXA's Second Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI-2” (GOSAT-2) and KhalifaSat, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite, developed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the United Arab Emirates. MBRSC is a Dubai government organization. Below is the launch schedule.
Utilizing its launch oversufficiency, the H-IIA F40 launch will provide launch opportunities for five small satellites as auxiliary payloads.
Launch Date: October 29, 2018
Launch Window: 1:08 p.m. through 1:20 p.m., Japan Standard Time (JST)
Reserved Launch Period: October 30 through November 30, 2018 Location: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center