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HTV-4 Cargo Vessel Delivers KIROBO Experiment To ISS
2013-08-09 13:18:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Six days after Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) from Tanegashima Space Center, the cargo vessel made a successful berth with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony node on Friday, August 9 at 11:38 a.m. EDT. HTV-4, also known as Kounotori, or “white stork,” because it is transporting precious cargo, is delivering 3.5 tons of food, supplies, equipment and an...

JAXA Freighter Heading To The International Space Station
2013-08-04 06:13:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft carrying supplies, food, experiment hardware and one pint-sized talking robot has begun its weeklong journey to the International Space Station (ISS) after lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Center on Saturday afternoon. According to NASA officials, the fourth JAXA H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) launched from the facility, which is located in southern Japan, at 3:48pm EDT...

2012-09-06 12:45:45

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the third Japanese "Kounotori" H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) cargo ship's departure from the International Space Station in two broadcasts Wednesday, Sept. 12. The first, covering unberthing, will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT, and the second, covering release, will begin at 11:30 a.m. HTV-3, launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) July 21, arrived to the orbiting laboratory July 27 with several tons of supplies and experiments....

Japan's Kounotori Docked With Space Station
2012-07-28 05:43:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After its quick journey through space, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The spacecraft launched aboard an H-IIB launch vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on July 20. On Friday, expedition 32 Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide used the station's Canadarm 2 robotic arm to install the vehicle to its Harmony node....

2012-07-18 09:30:12

NASA Television coverage of the launch and arrival of an unpiloted cargo spacecraft to supply the International Space Station will begin at 8:15 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 20. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) "Kounotori 3" H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV-3, is set to launch at 9:06 p.m. July 20 (11:06 a.m. Japan time on July 21) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. The 16.5-ton HTV-3 is carrying almost 4 tons of supplies and experiment hardware. It will launch atop...

2011-01-24 15:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Japanese re-supply vehicle, HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV) -- named KOUNOTORI2, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. The HTV was launched on Saturday, Jan. 22 aboard an H-IIB vehicle and is carrying essential equipment and supplies to the Station. KOUNOTORI, meaning "white stork," conveys the...

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2011-01-20 10:58:39

A quick succession of international space supply trucks will arrive on the International Space Station's loading docks early in 2011, dropping off more than 11 tons (10,000 kilograms) of food, computers, medical equipment and supplies, spare parts and experiment gear "“ not to mention the necessities of everyday human life in orbit. Demonstrating a multinational commitment to supporting life, work and research on the station at the start of its second decade, space trucks from Japan,...


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