Japanese Resupply Ship Holding 4-Tons of Cargo, Installed on International Space Station’s Harmony Module

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The unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft was installed last week to the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module, where it will remain for two months. (NASA image)

(NASA) – The unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft was installed last week to the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module, where it will remain for two months.

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA, with assistance from Russian Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos, operated the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm from the station’s cupola and grappled the 12-ton spacecraft.

Among the four tons of cargo aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) unpiloted H-II Transport Vehicle-9 (HTV-9) were investigations testing a new live streaming educational tool, microscope, and telescope.

Learn more about the science experiments and technology heading to the station here.

For almost 20 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth.

As a global endeavor, 239 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,800 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries

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