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JAXA H-IIA launch of GPS satellite canceled

12 Aug 2017, 20:00 UTC
JAXA H-IIA launch of GPS satellite canceled
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H-IIA (204) F35 on the launch pad. Photo Credit: shinnosuke0113 on Twitter
In a brief media statement, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it has canceled today’s planned launch of an H-IIA rocket, which is carrying a commercial communications satellite.
Details not immediately clear

According to the statement, JAXA and its lead contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., jointly decided to cancel the launch, which is expected to be the 35th flight of the H-IIA launch vehicle. JAXA indicated that the flight was canceled “due to the necessity of additional examinations around [sic] rocket propulsion system.” However, the statement did not indicate whether the problems were with the H-IIA launch vehicle or the satellite’s R-4D engine. JAXA said that a new launch date would be announced “as soon as it is determined.”
The payload, MICHIBIKI Quasi-Zenith Satellite #3, is part of a Japanese-built global positioning system designed to support East Asia, from Japan down through Indonesia and Australia.

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