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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....

2009-11-02 12:07:44

After completing a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in September, Japan's new space freighter burned up in the Earth's atmosphere on Friday, BBC News reported. The H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) hauled up some 4.5 tons of supplies to the ISS, including scientific equipment for its Kibo laboratory. Once its mission was complete, the vehicle's engines fired it into a controlled but destructive dive over the Pacific. The Japanese space agency said the freighter re-entered Earth's...

2009-09-18 08:39:50

The unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) arrived at the International Space Station Thursday and was attached at 6:26 p.m. EDT using the station's robotic arm. Flight Engineers Nicole Stott, Robert Thirsk and Frank De Winne used the station's robotic arm to grab the cargo craft and attach it to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. After the activation of the HTV subsystems, Thirsk and De Winne will perform vestibule outfitting procedures to prepare it for ingress and...

2009-09-11 10:55:00

Japan successfully launched its first-ever cargo vehicle on Friday to the International Space Station. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the H-2 Transfer Vehicle (HTV) from the Tanegashima Space Center via an H-2B rocket at 1:01 p.m. EDT Thursday (2:01 a.m. Japan Standard Time). JAXA reported that the launch vehicle flew smoothly and at about 15 minutes and 6 seconds after liftoff, the vehicle successfully separated from the rocket. The HTV is an unmanned cargo craft that is...

2009-06-02 08:55:08

Since the arrival of three new astronauts to the International Space Station on May 29, the orbiting outpost has become home to six crewmembers for the first time in its history. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne, of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk on Friday docked with the ISS where they were met by the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. The current...

2009-03-08 09:10:00

NASA officials will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 11, to discuss the 19th long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 19 mission will set the stage for the doubling of station crew members who will live and work in space for as long as six months at a time. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

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