Thank you very much for participating in the AKATSUKI message campaign
We have received many support messages from all over the world for the "AKATSUKI" message campaign, which was completed on January 10.
The number of participants reached 260,214 people in total including those who registered through the Internet and those who signed up as a group from local areas, schools and science museums.
We have also received messages from some celebrities. The messages will be printed on an aluminum plate, and attached to the body of the AKATSUKI. The satellite will then be transferred to the Tanegashima Space Center for launch preparations.
February 15, 2010