mercredi 11 septembre 2019

HTV-8 Launch Scrubbed for Tonight













ISS - Expedition 60 Mission patch.

September 11, 2019


Image above: The Japanese HTV-6 cargo vehicle is seen during final approach to the International Space Station. Like HTV-8, HTV-6 was loaded with more than 4 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware. Image Credit: NASA.

Mission Control in Houston informed the crew aboard the International Space Station that tonight’s launch of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-8 (HTV-8) cargo spacecraft was scrubbed due to a fire on or near the launch pad at Tanegashima Space Center. The astronauts are safe aboard the station and well supplied.

International Space Station (ISS). Animation Credit: NASA

Related article:

JAXA - H-IIB F8/HTV-8 launch-pad in fire
https://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.com/2019/09/jaxa-h-iib-f8htv-8-launch-pad-in-fire.html

Related links:

Expedition 60: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition60/index.html

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA): https://global.jaxa.jp/

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

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

Image (mentioned), Animation (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Norah Moran.

Best regards, Orbiter.ch

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