The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that the launch of the 21st Scientific Satellite, ASTRO-F, by the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 8 (M-V-8) was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. The launch was originally scheduled on 6:28 a.m., February 21 (JST).

The new launch date and time are as follows (All dates and time are in JST.)

  • New scheduled launch day: February 22, 2006 (Wednesday)
  • Launch time: 6:28 a.m.
  • Launch window: February 23 thru 28, 2006

This information is also available on the following website: ASTRO-F/M-V-8 Countdown