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Japanese cargo spacecraft heads to Space Station

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By ITN News Editor September 25, 2019 13:13

Japanese cargo spacecraft heads to Space Station

The H-2B rocket lifted off at 1:05 am local time with cargo vessel Kounotori8, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on its website. apan on Wednesday launched an unmanned spacecraft towards the International Space Station, the operator said, after a fire early this month delayed the mission. The H-2B rocket lifted off at 1:05 am local time with cargo vessel Kounotori8, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on its website.The launch took place from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan.A pre-dawn fire on September 11 delayed the launch from Tanegashima island.Public broadcaster NHK cited Mitsubishi Heavy as saying the fire was likely ignited by static electricity generated when liquid oxygen from the rocket came into contact with heat-resistant material on the launchpad.The material was covered with aluminum sheets to prevent a recurrence, NHK said.Kounotori8, meaning “white stork” in Japanese, intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS, including fresh food and water as well as batteries and devices needed for experiments.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 25, 2019 13:13

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