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Updated Launch Date, H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7 aboard H-IIB Vehicle No. 7

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have postponed the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7(H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7), the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS) from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. The launch was originally scheduled for September 11, 2018.

    After careful examination of the weather, the launch schedule has been updated as follows:

    Launch Date : September 14, 2018
    Launch Time : around 6:20 a.m., Japan Standard Time (JST)(Note1)
    Launch Window : September 15 through October 31, 2018(Note2)

    Please note that this updated schedule is also subject to change, due to weather and other status.

    • 1 The launch time is subject to change as the ISS orbit is updated.
    • 2 Launch time and date during this period are pending, to be determined by the ISS operations and other status.

    References

    MHI LAUNCH SERVICES:

    https://www.mhi.com/products/space/launch_service.html

    JAXA Special Website Featuring HTV7:

    http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2b/
    http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/index.html