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Japan to launch Kounotori cargo ship on final mission to ISS

  • May 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that Japan will launch a rocket carrying the Kounotori 9, an unmanned cargo vessel developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency-(JAXA), from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Thursday. This will be the agency’s final resupply mission to the International Space Station. Japan plans to replace to the Kounotori with the HTV-X in fiscal 2021 with an eye toward participating in future missions to the Moon and Mars.

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