Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 23
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 23 (H-IIA F23) with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory onboard in the following schedule.
To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F23, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for seven small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).