The JAXA confirmed that the "KIZUNA" deployed its solar array paddles normally through telemetry and image data received at the Santiago Station, Chile, and Maspalomas Station, Canary Island, Spain.
The satellite is in good health.
(From HP of JAXA)
JAXA has launched an experimental communications satellite designed to enable super high-speed data transmission in remote areas.
H-2A rocket no.14 carrying the satellite Kizuna was launched at 5:55 p.m. on February 23, 2008 ( JST)from the Tanegashima Space Center.
Jaxa said that the satellite had separated from the rocket at about 28 minutes and 3 seconds after liftoff,and successfully entered its intended orbit, 283km from Earth.
JAXA announced carrying out the launch on February 23, 2008 (JST) based on the progress of the investigation and replacement work .
The launch time has been set between 4:20 and 5:55 (JST.).
Kosovo's parliament declares independence from Serbia Sunday, 17 February 2008.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have decided to postpone the launch of the "KIZUNA" by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 14 (H-IIA F14).
The launch was originally scheduled for February 15, 2008 (Japan Standard Time, JST.)
The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.
From HP of JAXA
The "KIZUNA" is a communications satellite that enables super high-speed data communications of up to 1.2 Gbps.
The H-IIA F14 is a "H2 A2024" type of rocket with two solid rocket boosters the super high-speed Internet satellite and four solid strap-on boosters.
JAXA is providing a live report of the launch of "KIZUNA" /H-IIA F14 from a studio at Tanegashima.
Scheduled date of launch :
February 15 (Friday), 2008 (JST)
Launch time :
Between 4:27 and 4:39 p.m. (JST)