JAXA Sets January Launch Date for HTV-2 Cargo Freighter

JAXA PRESS RELEASES

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2 with the H-II Transfer Vehicle 2 named “KOUNOTORI” (“white stork”) on board.

Scheduled date of launch : January 20 (Thursday), 2011 (Japan Standard Time, JST)

Launch time : Around 3:29 p.m. (JST)

Launch windows : January 21 (Fri.) through February 28 (Mon.), 2011 (JST)

Launch Site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

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