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.
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:
Two Astronauts Capture Japanese “White Stork”
Launch success of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) HTV-6
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.
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