News Release

MTSAT-1R is scheduled for launch Thursday, February 24

Japan Meteorological Agency
19 Jan. 2005

It was reported in the the Space Activity Commission (SAC) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) today that the MTSAT-1R is now planned to be launched Thursday, February 24 this year. Liftoff aboard a H-IIA Launch Vehicle is targeted in the evening. Liftoff is from the Tanegashima Space Center of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tanegashima Island of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.