mardi 13 décembre 2016

Japan’s “White Stork” Spacecraft Installed on Station












JAXA -  H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 & (HTV-6) KOUNOTORI-6 Mission patch.

December 13, 2016


Image above: Japan’s HTV-6 cargo craft is installed to the Harmony module’s Earth-facing port. There are now four spacecraft parked at the International Space Station, including two Soyuz crew vehicles and one Progress resupply ship. Image Credit: NASA.

Ground controllers successfully installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 6 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-6) to the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Harmony module at 8:57 a.m. EST.

The spacecraft’s arrival supports the crew members’ research off the Earth to benefit the Earth. The cargo spacecraft began its trip on an H-IIB rocket at 8:26 a.m. EST (10:26 p.m. Japan time) on Friday, Dec. 9 from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

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Japanese Cargo Ship Attached to the International Space Station

The early Tuesday morning cargo delivery includes more than 4.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware.

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For more information on previous HTV missions from JAXA to the space station visit:

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/kounotori-htv-launches-arrivals-and-departures
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/albums/72157657507783606

Related articles:

Two Astronauts Capture Japanese “White Stork”
http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2016/12/two-astronauts-capture-japanese-white.html

Launch success of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) HTV-6
http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2016/12/launch-success-of-h-iib-launch-vehicle.html

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Space Station Research and Technology: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

Image (mentioned), Video (NASA TV), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.

Best regards, Orbiter.ch

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