JAXA - H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIB F8) Mission patch.
Sept. 10, 2019
H-IIB F8/HTV-8 launch-pad in fire
A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the eighth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an automated cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.
H-IIB F8/HTV-8 launchpad fire
JAXA’s H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIB F8) launch with the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI8” (HTV-8) from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex, at JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center, was canceled on 10 September 2019 due to a fire on the launchpad. The fire was extinguished, the causes are under investigation.
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H-II Transfer Vehicle-8 (HTV-8): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/htv.html
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA): https://global.jaxa.jp/
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