Press Release


Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24

March 14, 2014 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) onboard in the following schedule.
To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F24, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for four small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).

Scheduled date of Launch : May 24 (Saturday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time : 12:05 thru 12:20 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)
Launch Window : May 25 (Sunday) through June 30 (Monday), 2014.
Launch site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center