Posts Tagged ‘HTV’

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ESA involved in effort to improve the eyesight of spacecraft


The European Space Agency (ESA) will test new rendezvous sensors on their next Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Laser InfraRed Imaging Sensors (LIRIS)…

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HTV-4 departs following successful ISS resupply mission


Japan’s HTV-4 cargo vehicle has departed the International Space Station (ISS) ahead of a fiery plunge back to Earth. The spacecraft delivered vital supplies both for the crew…

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Japan’s HTV-4 successfully berths with the ISS


The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4) automated resupply spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) following its launch into space from the Tanegashima space center in…

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Japan’s HTV-4 launches supplies and science to the ISS


Japan’s venerable HTV spacecraft made its fourth launch to the ISS tonight, blasting off atop a H-IIB booster from the Tanegashima space center in Southern Japan at 7:48:46…

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NASA planning ISS module relocations to support future crew vehicles


International Space Station (ISS) program managers and engineers are working on long-term plans to support future crew and cargo vehicles, including the installation of a new docking system…

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Expanding on Bigelow’s inflatable module for the ISS


NASA managers are set to provide details on the deal they have signed with Bigelow Aerospace for an inflatable module to become part of the International Space Station…

Japan’s HTV-3 aborts to depart the ISS following resupply mission


The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-3 (HTV-3) resupply spacecraft has departed – via an abort burn – from the International Space Station (ISS) following a nearly one and a…

HTV-3 arrives to make large delivery of supplies and research cargo to ISS


The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-3 (HTV-3) automated resupply spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) following its launch into space from the Tanegashima space center in…

Japanese H-IIB launches HTV-3 to the International Space Station


The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) have launched their H-IIB F3 carrier rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. Lift off was on schedule at 2:06am UTC,…

ISS sails into challenging 2012 on back of successful achievements in 2011


The International Space Station (ISS) has now entered what will be a challenging new year, which will see access to the station for both crews and cargo tested,…

ISS Community reviews Station Progress, Anomalies, and Upcoming Flights


As part of standard operating procedure, the ISS community has completed a review of the International Space Station’s systems – noting both progress and anomalies on the orbiting…

Japan’s HTV-2 departs from the ISS after two month visit


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) H-II Transfer Vehicle-2 (HTV-2) “Kounotori” (White Stork) is departing from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, after a 60 day visit to the…

STS-133: ISS Gears Up for Discovery’s Arrival – Soyuz Flyaround Update


With the countdown clocks now ticking down for the launch of STS-133 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) have been…

Canada’s “Dextre” robotic hand performs first ever operational tasks


Canada’s Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM), also known as “Dextre” or the “Canada Hand”, is, for the first time since its launch in March 2008, being used for…

ISS crew successfully capture HTV-2 for berthing to Station


After less than a week in space, Japan’s HTV-2 spacecraft was successfully grappled by the ISS crew via the SSRMS (Space Station Remote Manipulator System), ahead of berthing to…

HTV-2 Resupply Craft launches towards Space Station


Representing the third spaceflight of 2011, JAXA’s HTV-2 vehicle, atop the H-IIB rocket, launched at 1537 JST (0137 CST) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. With…

STS-133 launch slip impacts HTV-2 and ATV-2 missions


Following the further delay of the STS-133/ULF-5 mission into late February, International Space Station (ISS) Program Managers are readjusting the mission plans for Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2)…

ISS Reviews Upcoming Software Changes for Visiting Vehicles


As the International Space Station prepares to enter a new era of governmental (ATV, HTV, and Progress) and commercial (SpaceX’s Dragon and Orbital’s Cygnus) unmanned resupply services, the ISS…

NASA managers realigning ISS manifest following STS-133 slip to February


Following the decision to move Discovery’s STS-133 launch date target to No Earlier Than (NET) February 3, NASA managers have begun realigning the International Space Station (ISS) manifest….

Soyuz TMA-14 lands safely following departure from busy ISS


International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte have landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-14 on the steppes of…