Launch of Michibiki No.3 postponed
NHK -- Aug 13
The planned launch of a rocket carrying the navigation satellite Michibiki No. 3 has been postponed.

The H2A rocket manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was scheduled to lift off from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan on Saturday.

The cancelation was due to concerns about a possible leakage of gas used for activating engine valves.

The new launch date is expected to be sometime after next Thursday.

Michibiki No.3 is part of an envisioned 4-satellite GPS fleet. The network will reduce the margin of error from about 10 meters to several centimeters.

鹿児島県の種子島宇宙センターから打ち上げられる予定だったH2Aロケット35号機は、推進系統のデータで再確認が必要となり、12日の打ち上げは中止となりました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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