Japan Reschedules Launch of Cargo Mission to Thursday

Japan's fifth resupply ship, the HTV-5
Japan’s fifth resupply ship, the HTV-5, is seen illuminated attached to the International Space Station during a night pass above the Nile river on Sept. 23, 2015.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has rescheduled the launch of a cargo spacecraft from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan to 5:21 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 13 (6:21 a.m. Sept. 14 Japan standard time). Live coverage of the launch will begin at 4:45 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) is loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments for the crew aboard the International Space Station.

NASA also will provide live coverage of the arrival of HTV-7 at the space station Monday, Sept. 17 beginning at 5:15 a.m. ET. Capture is scheduled for around 6:50 a.m. After a break, NASA TV coverage will resume at 9:30 a.m. for spacecraft installation to the space station’s Harmony module.

For updates about the crew’s activities on the unique orbiting laboratory, visit: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/. Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram at: @iss and on Twitter @Space_Station and @ISS_Research.

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