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ASTRO-H launch date

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:45 am / 10:30 pm CET

ASTRO-H launch date

First launch date: 12 February 2016 – 0845-0930 GMT (3:45-4:30 a.m. EST)

New launch date:The launch of the The X-ray Astronomy Satellite “ASTRO-H” by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30 was rescheduled at 5:45 p.m. on Feb 17 (Wed. Japan Standard Time, JST)

ASTRO-H was set to be launched on Friday, Feb. 12 with the 45-minute launch window scheduled to open at 5:45 p.m. JST (08:45 GMT). JAXA tweeted the following statement about the slip:

ASTRO-H / H-IIA F30 launch was postponed because bad weather is expected.The new launch day will be announced as soon as it is determined.

ASTRO-H READY TO BE LAUNCHED

ASTRO-H will maintain orbit near the equator and gather data for three years. It will be outfitted with an array of innovative technologies, including four telescopes, a soft X-ray spectrometer (SXS), a soft X-ray imaging system (SXI), a hard X-ray imaging system (HXI), and a soft gamma-ray detector (SGD).

ASTRO-H

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time:
9:45 am / 10:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH-wJ1E00wA

Organizer

JAXA
Website:
+81-422-40-3000

Venue

Tanegashima Space Center
Mazu, Kukinaga, Minamitane-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
Kagoshima, Kagoshima 891-3793 Japan
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Phone:
+81-997-26-2111
Website:
http://global.jaxa.jp/about/centers/tnsc/