Launch Postponement of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with Hayabusa2 Onboard

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2" onboard has been rescheduled as clouds including a freezing layer (please refer to the following figure) that exceeds the restrictions for suitable weather are forecast to be generated at around the scheduled launch time on November 30 (Sun.), 2014 (Japan Standard Time.)

The new launch day will be no earlier than December 1 (Mon.), 2014 (JST).

The new launch day and time will be announced as soon as it is determined after carefully examining the weather conditions.