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Akatsuki and IKAROS new launch date set

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

18-05-2010 24:56 CDT

Topics: IKAROS, mission status, Akatsuki (Planet-C)

According to the Akatsuki Twitter feed, the next try for launch of Akatsuki and IKAROS will be Thursday, May 20, at 21:58:22 UTC -- that's May 21 at 6:58:22 JST and May 20 at 2:58 in the afternoon my time.

The rocket has been drained of its fuel, and is being rolled back to its Vehicle Assembly Building.

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