Launch Day of Asteroid Explorer "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) announced they would postpone the launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2” onboard from the Tanegashima Space Center till no earlier than December 1 (Mon.), 2014 (Japan Standard Time.)

After carefully examining the weather conditions at an emergency meeting today, we have decided to conduct the launch on December 1 (Mon.) 2014. The launch time will be at 1:22:43 p.m. (The date and time are JST.) The launch may be delayed further depending on weather conditions and other factors.