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SECOND ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH NEW H3 ROCKET (JAXA), Feb 16, 2024, 7:22-11:06 pm ET (Feb 17, 9:22-13:06 JST)

Update, February 16, 11:10 am ET:  As of now, the launch is still on for tonight EST. The webcast begins at 6:20 pm EST. Launch window opens 7:22:55 pm EST.

Update, February 14: The launch has been rescheduled for January 17, 9:22:55-13:06:34 Japan Standard Time, which is January 16, 7:22:55-11:06:34 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Update, February 13: The launch has been postponed because of bad weather forecast for launch day. A new date has not been set.

Update, February 10:  The livestream link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtsUTvZRcJM

Update, February 6: JAXA says the launch will be livestreamed beginning about 1 hour before launch. The launch window is open from 9:22:55-13:06:34 JST on February 15, which is February 14 7:22:55-11:06:34 pm EST.

Original Entry: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will make a second attempt to launch the new H3 rocket on February 15, 2024 between 9:22:55-13:06:34 Japan Standard Time (February 14 7:22:55-11:06:34 pm Eastern Standard Time).

The first attempt on March 6, 2023 failed. That flight carried the ALOS-3 earth observing satellite, which was lost.  This time only test payloads will be aboard.


February 17
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm