The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that we have reported the launch schedule of the 21st scientific mission satellite “ASTRO-F” by the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 8 to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows. (Dates and time are Japan Standard Time.)

Scheduled data of launch: February 21 (Tue), 2006

Launch windows: February 22 (Wed) thru 28 (Tue), 2006

Launch time: 6:00 thru 7:00 a.m.

* The launch time will be finalized after further studying the collision avoidance analysis with manned space systems which will be launched in the future.

Launch Site : Uchinoura Space Center