Emily Lakdawalla • May 18, 2010
Akatsuki and IKAROS new launch date set
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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