Launch Postponement 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 have decided to postpone the launch of the Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2" by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) from the Tanegashima Space Center to December 3 (Wed.), 2014 (Japan Standard Time,) as a result of the go/no go decision meeting today which carefully checked the weather forecast and found that strong wind exceeding the weather restrictions was projected around the launch pad at the scheduled launch time on the previous schedule launch day of Dec. 1 (Mon.), 2014.

The launch time on Dec. 3 (Wed.) will be at 1:22:04 p.m. (JST.)

The launch may be delayed further depending on weather conditions and other factors.