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Japanese HTV-4 cargo spacecraft arrived at space station.
On August 09, 2013 at 15:38 UTC the 4th Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV "Kounotori-4”) was installed on its berthing port of the "Harmony” module of the International Space Station.
Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg, with the assistance of Flight Engineer Christopher Cassidy, initially grappled the HTV-4 with the station’s Canadian robot arm at 11:22 UTC as the Japanese spacecraft flew within about 10 meters of the ISS. Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano (Italy) joined the two NASA astronauts in the cupola to monitor the systems of the Japanese spacecraft during its approach.
After equalizing pressures between the cargo spacecraft and the station, the crew is scheduled to open the hatches on August 10 and begin the process of removing the supplies from the Kounotori’s pressurized logistics carrier.
The HTV-4 unmanned supply spacecraft delivered to the station about 3.6 tons of science experiments, eq ... Read more »
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US launched a military satellite for Australia.
On August 08, 2013 at 00:29 UTC the "Delta-4M ” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the WGS-6 (Wideband Global Satcom-6) military communication satellite.
Built by Boeing and paid for by Australia, the WGS-6 satellite will join a military communications network shared by the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

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