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Main » 2011 » January » 28 » HTV-2 / ISS docking.


HTV-2 / ISS docking.
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On January 27, 2011 at 14:45 UTC the Japanese HTV-2 (Kounotori - Japanese for "white stork"), unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the ISS.
The spacecraft approached the International Space Station, flying close enough for the station’s robot arm to grapple the free-flying satellite and move it to a docking port for two months of cargo transfers. Space station flight engineer American astronaut Coleman deftly guided the outpost's mechanical arm to grab the HTV-2 at 11:41 UTC as the vehicles flew 220 miles over the southern Indian Ocean.
 
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Three hours later astronaut Paolo Nespoli placed the cargo freighter on the Harmony module's Earth-facing docking port. Bolts engaged inside the berthing port to firmly attach the spacecraft to the complex at 14:51UTC. The spacecraft delivered nearly 4000 kg of scientific gear, crew provisions, spare parts and computers.
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