Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.6
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA postponed the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 with "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) on board which was previously scheduled for October 1 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time).The updated launch schedule is as follows:
Scheduled date of the launch: December 9 (Friday), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST) Launch time: around 10:26 p.m. (JST) *1 Launch windows: Dec 10 (Sat.) through Dec 31 (Sat.), 2016 *2 Launch site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center
(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS). (*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
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