H-IIA Flight No.13 Launch Postponed

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries(MHI) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced a postponment of H-IIA Flight No.13 launch.

H-IIA Flight No.13 was originally scheduled to launch on Thursday, August 16th, 2007.

A new launch day will be released as soon as it is determined.

Reason for the postponement : When a ground test was prepared for another satellite (Wideband Internetworking Engineering Test and Demonstration Satellite, WINDS,) the polarity of its onboard condenser was found to be installed reversely. JAXA checked the KAGUYA (SELENE) for the same problem, and found the reverse polarity of the condenser in the two onboard baby satellites (one condenser on each satellite.) The two condensers will be replaced.