Launch of “Hayabusa2” by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2” onboard in the following schedule.
To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F26, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for three small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).

    Scheduled date of Launch :
    November 30 (Sunday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)
    Launch time :
    1:24:48 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) (Note 1)
    Launch site :
    Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

    Note 1: Launch time will be set for each launch day if the launch is delayed.