Launch of Telstar 12 VANTAGE aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 29

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are pleased to announce the launch schedule for Telesat's broadcast and telecommunication satellite, Telstar 12 VANTAGE, by H-IIA Launch vehicle No. 29 (H-IIA F29):

    Scheduled date of launch: November 24 (Tue.), 2015 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
    Launch time: 15:23 through 17:07 (JST) *
    Reserved Launch Period: November 25 (Wed.) through December 31 (Thu.), 2015
    Launch Site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

    *Launch time will be set for each launch day if the launch is delayed.

    H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 29 (H-IIA F29) incorporates the outcome of the H-IIA UPGRADE that focuses on upper stage modifications to launch satellites more flexibly than ever.