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  • Kounotori-5: Japan’s ‘white stork’ delivers cargo to station

    Britt RawcliffeAugust 19th, 2015

    JAXA successfully launched the HTV-5 resupply spacecraft at 7:50 a.m. EDT (20:50 JST) from Tanegashima Island in Japan. Kounotori means “white stork” – a fitting name for a craft that will deliver 6.6 tons of equipment and supplies to the astronauts aboard the ISS in the coming days.

  • Japan prepares to launch Kounotori-5 to Space Station

    Britt RawcliffeAugust 15th, 2015

    Japan is poised to launch their fifth Kounotori vehicle to the International Space Station. The flight is currently set to take place on Aug. 19, 2015, and it will deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch time is scheduled for 7:50 a.m. EDT (20:50 Japan Standard Time, JST).