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Launch Canceled, H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI8 aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 8

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has canceled the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 8(H-IIB F8) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI8" (HTV8), the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS) from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.

At 3:05 a.m. fire around the facility, the Movable Launcher, was found and we are currently working to extinguish the fire.

It may take time to check the cause and effect on the rocket and facility, MHI has decided to cancel the launch.
The launch was originally scheduled for September 11, 2019.

New launch date will be informed when determined.