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Countdown Report

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February 23, 2008   18:23 JST
KIZUNA (WINDS) separation
The separation of KIZUNA (WINDS) was confirmed.

An updated status of the KIZUNA (WINDS) will be given on JAXA's website.

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February 23, 2008   17:56 JST
X + 1'00"
H-IIA F14 is flying smoothly.
February 23, 2008   17:55 JST
Liftoff!
The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.14 carrying the KIZUNA satellite lifted off at 17:55 JST on February 23, 2008 from the Tanegashima Space Center.
February 23, 2008   17:50 JST
Automatic countdown sequence start
Four and a half minutes to liftoff. The automatic countdown sequence has started.
February 23, 2008   17:45 JST
The launch time has been reset to 17:55 JST
The countdown operation is now held in five minutes.
So new launch time is set to 17:55 JST.
February 23, 2008   17:20 JST
X-30 (=T-30) minutes
We have 30 minutes to launch.
February 23, 2008   16:50 JST
X-60 (=T-60) minutes terminal countdown
The X-60 minutes terminal countdown operation has started.
JAXA live launch webcast will start at 16:20 JST.
February 23, 2008   16:50 JST
Third Go/NoGo decision - "Go"
The green light was given for the X-60 minutes terminal countdown operation.
February 23, 2008   16:41 JST
The launch time was rescheduled
The H-IIA F14 launch time was changed again, because a boat went into the predetermined restricted area.

New launch time is 17:50 JST.
February 23, 2008   15:30 JST
The launch time has been changed
Due to the expected severer ground wind than the constraint at the current launch time 16:20 JST, the H-IIA F14 launch time has been changed to 16:55 JST.
February 23, 2008   14:47 JST
Attitude control system flight slew test completed
The second attitude control system flight slew test has been completed.
February 23, 2008   11:35 JST
Radio frequency system checks completed
Checking of the radio frequency system between the launch vehicle and ground stations has been completed.
February 23, 2008   11:28 JST
First stage and second stage liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks fully loaded
It was confirmed that the first and second stage liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks have been fully loaded.
February 23, 2008   9:25 JST
Attitude control system flight slew test completed
The attitude control system flight slew test has been completed.
February 23, 2008   8:44 JST
Access restriction to be imposed inside a 3000 meters radius from the launch pad
Access is restricted inside a 3000 meters radius from the launch pad.
February 23, 2008   7:40 JST
Pre-cooling operations started
Pre-cooling operations for the liquid hydrogen and oxygen loading systems have commenced.
February 23, 2008   7:04 JST
Terminal countdown operations started
Terminal countdown operations have started.
Access is restricted inside a 400 meters radius from the launch pad.
February 23, 2008   6:37 JST
Second Go/NoGo Decision - "Go"
All aspects of the operation - the readiness of the launch vehicle, the spacecraft, the launch facility, the vehicle tracking and control system, and weather conditions - have been confirmed, and we are go for propellant loading operations. Preparation for the loading will start soon.
February 23, 2008   4:00 JST
H-IIA F14 arrives at the launch pad
H-IIA F14 arrives at the launch pad.
Launch vehicle and pad facility connection operation starts.
February 23, 2008   3:30 JST
H-IIA F14 on the way to the launch pad
H-IIA F14 carrying KIZUNA atop the second stage leaves for the launch pad.
The launch vehicle, mounted on a mobile launcher, will travel approximately 500 meters from the VAB to the launch pad. This takes approximately 30 minutes.
February 23, 2008   0:30 JST
First Go/NoGo Decision - "Go"
This is an updated Launch Countdown Report on KIZUNA (WINDS) which will be launched using the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.14 (H-IIA F14).

The weather conditions were checked and the green light given, for transportation of H-IIA F14 from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to the launch pad.

The scheduled launch window of today February 23 is from 16:20 to 17:55 JST.