News Archive / Tagged: Kounotori 6
Japan’s Kounotori 6 re-enters Earth’s atmosphereDerek RichardsonFebruary 6th, 2017
Japan’s sixth Kounotori spacecraft, also called the H-II Transfer Vehicle or HTV, re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on Feb. 5, 2017, after spending nearly two months in space to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) and test new technologies.
Japanese tether experiment hits snagDerek RichardsonJanuary 31st, 2017
An electrodynamic tether experiment being conducted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has apparently run into some problems, according to The Japan Times.
Japan’s Kounotori 6 leaves ISS, readies tether experimentDerek RichardsonJanuary 27th, 2017
After six weeks attached to the International Space Station (ISS), Japan’s Kounotori 6 spacecraft was unberthed and commanded to leave the vicinity of the outpost. It will now spend a week conducting a few stand-alone experiments for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Astronauts breeze through spacewalk, complete all get-ahead tasksDerek RichardsonJanuary 13th, 2017
In the second of two planned to spacewalks up upgrade the International Space Station’s (ISS) power system, two astronauts finished the process of replacing 12 nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion units. The spacewalking duo worked so fast, they had time to complete all of the assigned get-ahead tasks.
Astronauts to finish installing batteries during ISS during Friday spacewalkDerek RichardsonJanuary 12th, 2017
The International Space Station (ISS) crew is gearing up for the second of two spacewalks aimed at replacing aging nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion units. Two astronauts will leave the Quest airlock at around 7 a.m. EST (12:00 GMT) Jan. 13, 2017, for an estimated six-and-a-half-hour-long excursion.
1st battery-replacement spacewalk completed at ISSDerek RichardsonJanuary 6th, 2017
Two NASA astronauts on the first of two spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) made swift work to help with the replacement of old batteries with new lithium-ion units. They even had enough time leftover to perform several get-ahead tasks.
Robotics work clears way for Friday spacewalkDerek RichardsonJanuary 4th, 2017
On Friday, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will venture outside the 400-metric-ton International Space Station (ISS) on the first of two spacewalks to begin a multi-year process of upgrading the outpost’s power system.
ISS Expedition 50 crew preps for January spacewalksDerek RichardsonDecember 24th, 2016
With the Japanese Kounotori 6 cargo craft firmly attached to the International Space Station's Harmony module, the six-person Expedition 50 crew is heading into the holiday weekend with images of spacewalk preparations dancing in their heads.
Japanese Kounotori 6 arrives at International Space StationDerek RichardsonDecember 13th, 2016
Japan’s sixth “white stork” arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver supplies, experiments, and Christmas gifts for the crew. The Kounotori 6 cargo ship, also called HTV-6, was captured by the outpost's robotic Canadarm2 at 5:37 a.m. EST (10:37 GMT) Dec. 13, 2016.
Japanese Kounotori 6 set for launch to ISSDerek RichardsonDecember 8th, 2016
After discovering a leaking pipe during an early August pressurization test, prompting a delay, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is ready to send its Kounotori 6 (HTV-6) skyward toward the International Space Station.