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Leaky Pipes Postpone JAXA H-2B Test Firing

By | April 2, 2009

      [Satellite Today 04-02-09] The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) postponed the April 1 captive firing test of the H-2B launch vehicle due to the discovery of a leak in the rocket’s fire-prevention facility pipes, JAXA announced March 31.
          JAXA did not schedule a new launch date and said it expects to “take some time to repair the part.”
          The H-2B launch vehicle was developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

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