Updated Launch Date, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.42 (H-IIA F42) which carries aboard the HOPE

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has postponed the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 42(H-IIA F42) which carries aboard the Emirates Mars Mission’s (EMM) HOPE spacecraft developed by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the United Arab Emirates. The launch was originally scheduled for July 15, 2020.
Updated launch schedule is as follows. There are possibilities for further delay affected by the latest weather forecast.

Launch Date : Monday, July 20, 2020
Launch Time : 6:58:14 am (Japan Standard Time, JST) *1
Launch Window : July 21 through August 13, 2020

*1) The launch time is subject to set each day during the reserved launch period.