JAPANESE GEAR INSTALLED ON ISS

Astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough work inside the cupola module to robotically capture the Japanese HTV-6 cargo craft loaded with gear and supplies.

The JSA HTV-6 “White Stork” spacecraft with gear, science experiments, and supplies has been captured and is now docked with the International Space Station. Scientific research and experimentation continue in earnest aboard ISS. External and internal cargo is currently being unloaded from Japan’s sixth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-6) to visit the International Space Station. The… Continue reading JAPANESE GEAR INSTALLED ON ISS

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WHITE STORK ARRIVES AT ISS

Japan's White Stork HTV-6 cargo craft is installed to the Harmony module Earth-facing port. There are now four spacecraft parked at the International Space Station, including two Soyuz crew vehicles and one Progress resupply ship. Credit: NASA

The JSA HTV-6 White Stork cargo supply ship has arrived at ISS (International Space Station) and has been secured. This article is a compilation of the progress from launch to arrival. 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… Continue reading WHITE STORK ARRIVES AT ISS

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JSA SPACE CRAFT HEADS TO ISS

The JSA HTV-6 space craft or Japan’s H-IIB rocket launches on time from the Tanegashima Space Center. Credit: NASA TV

With the launch of the JSA cargo craft in the anticipated Tuesday arrival to the International Space Station, the crew prepares the Japanese module while continuing science research. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s H-IIB rocket launched at 8:26 a.m. EST (10:26 p.m. Japan time) on Friday, Dec. 9 from the Tanegashima Space Center in… Continue reading JSA SPACE CRAFT HEADS TO ISS

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JAPAN LAUNCH READY DURING RESEARCH

The JSA launch is ready while NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson floats inside the seven-window cupola with the Earth below her. Whitson is on her third space station mission.

While the Japan Space Agency is about ready for its launch, science research continues aboard the International Space Station. Japan is getting ready to roll out its H-IIB rocket today at the Tanegashima Space Center for a launch Friday at 8:26 a.m. EST to the International Space Station. Riding atop the H-IIB rocket is the… Continue reading JAPAN LAUNCH READY DURING RESEARCH

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