Posts Tagged ‘HTV’

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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HTV arrives at the ISS after extensive on orbit testing


JAXA – the Japanese Space Agency – has successfully debuted their HTV (H-II Transfer Vehicle) on its maiden flight to the International Space Station (ISS), via a series…

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Japan launches HTV cargo vehicle on debut ISS mission


Japan space agency JAXA has successfully launched the HTV (H-II Transfer Vehicle) on its debut flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The HTV launched on schedule from Tanegashima Space Center…

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NASA ready for Japan’s HTV via Flight Readiness Review


After a wait of nearly a decade, the International Space Station is just a matter of weeks away from welcoming another new visitor, in the form of the…

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ISS considering the permanent attachment MPLM, advancement of STS-134


As the International Space Station (ISS) continues to build up to a six man crew, managers are looking into adding a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) permanently on Station…

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ISS preparing for debuts of Canada’s Dextre operations and Japan’s HTV


Canada’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) robot “Dextre” has reported himself as fit for duty, as the clock ticks down to his debut tasks on the International Space…