The M-V-8 launched sucessfully at 6:28am on February 22, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST). The launch occurred at the Uchinoura Space Center (USC). Three payloads were on on board the launch vehicle. The primary payload was a 952kg satellite, ASTRO-F that is performing infrared astronomy. The two subpayload includes a solar sail and Cute-1.7 + APD. Cute-1.7 + APD a 20cmx10cmx10cm CubeSat was developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
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February 21, 2006 at 21:28 UTC