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Launch Postponed, H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7 aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 7

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

Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for the launch day, 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 rescheduled for September 14, 2018. Below is the updated schedule.

    MHI and JAXA will consider the weather forecast for the coming days and determine if the updated launch date is available.

    Launch Date : September 15, 2018
    Launch Time : around 6:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST)(Note1)
    Reserved Launch Period : September 16 through October 31, 2018(Note2)
    • 1 Launch time is determined by the latest update of the ISS operations.
    • 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