Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30 (H-IIA F30) with the X-ray Astronomy Satellite "ASTRO-H" onboard in the following schedule.
To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F30, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).
Scheduled date of Launch
February 12 (Friday), 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
5:45 thru 6:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) (*)
From Feb. 13 (Sat.) thru 29 (Mon.), 2016 (JST)
Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center
* Launch time will be set for each launch day if the launch is delayed.