Launch Date and Time of X-ray Astronomy Satellite (ASTRO-H)
by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to conduct the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.30 with the X-ray Astronomy Satellite (ASTRO-H) onboard from the Tanegashima Space Center as follows.

    Scheduled date of launch: February 17 (Wed.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
    Launch time: 5:45 p.m. (JST)
    Launch window: 5:45 thru 6:30 p.m. (JST)

    The launch, originally scheduled for February 12, 2016 (JST), had been postponed due to adversary weather conditions.

    Please note that the launch date may be delayed further due to weather conditions.