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Launch of Kounotori cargo transporter to ISS postponed to Sept. 15

  • September 13, 2018
  • , Mainichi , p. 28
  • JMH Translation

On Sept. 12, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that they will postpone the launch of H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 (H-IIB F7) carrying the H-II Transfer Vehicle “Kounotori 7” (HTV7) from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15. The launch will take place at around 6:00 a.m. The launch was postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather in the environs of the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, where the launch will take place.


The cargo transporter will deliver daily necessities and laboratory instruments to the International Space Station.

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