Japan’s Kounotori Spaceship Attached to Station

Sept. 27, 2018: International Space Station Configuration
Sept. 27, 2018: International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the HTV-7 and Progress 70 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-08 and MS-09 crew ships.

Ground controllers successfully installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 7 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-7) to the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Harmony module at 10:09 a.m. EDT.

The spacecraft’s arrival supports the crew members’ research off the Earth to benefit the Earth. The cargo spacecraft began its trip on an H-IIB rocket at 1:52 p.m. EDT (2:52 a.m. Japan time) on Saturday, Sat. 22 from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

The early Thursday morning cargo delivery includes more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments for the crew aboard the International Space Station. The spacecraft also is carrying a half dozen new lithium-ion batteries to continue upgrades to the station’s power system.

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.

8 thoughts on “Japan’s Kounotori Spaceship Attached to Station”

  1. Do robots controlled the Japan spaceship or humans controlled the Japan spaceship?
    what was the structure of the space ship?
    For what purpose it came to the international space station?

    1. The Japanese HTV-7 resupply ship automatically approaches the space station as mission controllers monitor its systems. The HTV-7 delivered over 5 tons of science supplies for the crew aboard the International Space Station.

  2. Good evening.
    My name is Tatiana Negreiros, I’m Brazilian and I really want to volunteer for NASA in the next missions. I want to know how I can achieve this great dream?
    I will be expecting the return.
    Sincerely, Tatiana.

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