JAXA Press Release: Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21

March 21, 2012 (JST)

Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency

(JAXA) would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21 (H-IIA F21) with the Global Changing Observation Mission 1st – Water “SHIZUKU” (GCOM-W1) and the “KOMPSAT-3″ (Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 1) of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)” onboard, was reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F21, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for two small secondary payloads.

Scheduled date of Launch:

May 18 (Friday), 2012 (Japan Standard Time) Launch time:

1:39 a.m. thru 1:42 a.m. (Japan Standard Time)*

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

Launch Windows:

May 19 (Saturday) through June 30 (Saturday), 2012


URL: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2012/03/20120321_h2af21_e.html


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)