Japan sends supplies-laden rocket into space

Japan sends supplies-laden rocket into space”

The launch provider, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, delayed the launch after analysis of the ISS and Soyuz spacecraft as there was a possibility that the second stage of the H-IIB rocket might approach the Soyuz spacecraft after separation.

NASA's Jessica Meir and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, along with spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, of the U.A.E., are scheduled to launch September 25 for the space station.

Public broadcaster NHK cited Mitsubishi Heavy as saying the fire was likely ignited by static electricity generated when liquid oxygen from the rocket came into contact with heat-resistant material on the launchpad.

8 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center here at 1:05 a.m., and 15 minutes later, the Kounotori (HTV) vehicle with about 5 tons of goods, including food, drinks, clothes, batteries and other items, was released into orbit.

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Spacewalking astronauts will install the six fresh lithium-ion batteries later this one year, replacing passe-vogue batteries.

In a promotional movie on its website Japan's space agency, JAXA, touts the Kounotori8 as "the world's biggest transport space ship". Russian Federation sends up presents, as attain SpaceX and Northrop Grumman on NASA's behalf.

Russian Federation also plans to launch three astronauts to the space station this Thursday, including the first person from the United Arab Emirates bound for orbit.

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