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Main » 2012 » July » 28 » Japanese Unmanned Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station.


Japanese Unmanned Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station.
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On July 27, 2012 the Japanese HTV 3 (Kounotori 3) unmanned supply spacecraft completed a successful rendezvous with the orbiting complex.
First the HTV 3 spacecraft flew to about 12 meters away from the ISS, where it was grabbed at 12:23 UTC by the space station's 18-metert long robotic arm, which was controlled from inside by American astronaut Joseph Acaba and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.
Using the Canadarm2 robotic arm, Acaba and Hoshide maneuvered Kounotori 3 to the Earth-facing docking port on the space station's Harmony node at 14:34 UTC.
The spaceship is loaded with 3,600 kg of cargo, including care packages with food, clothing and other items for the space station's crew.
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