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Japan sends unmanned cargo spacecraft to International Space Station

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By ITN News Editor September 23, 2018 14:06

Japan sends unmanned cargo spacecraft to International Space Station

Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) launched a spacecraft into space carrying vital supplies to the International Space Station. A HIIB rocket carrying a HII Transport vehicle took off from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan with five tons of water, spare parts and experiments. This cargo ship also called Kounotori, or stork in Japanese, is expected to arrive at the Space Station on Thursday (September 27) where the ISS crew will use a robotic arm to capture it as it approaches from below. Once its mission is done, it will return towards earth where is it is expected burn up harmlessly over the South Pacific Ocean.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 23, 2018 14:06
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