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)

Launch time

5:45 thru 6:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) (*)

Launch window

From Feb. 13 (Sat.) thru 29 (Mon.), 2016 (JST)

Launch site

Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

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