Launch of Japanese HTV-3 Cargo Craft on H-IIB Rocket


A H-IIB rocket lifted off today, July 21st 2012, at 02:06 UTC from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan carrying the third HTV Transfer Vehicle.

The HTV-3 is loaded with 4 tonns of supplies for the International Space Station, 61% are spare parts, 15% food for the crew, 20% science equipment and experiment hardware and 4% is crew supplies.

HTV-3 will arrive at the International Space Station on July 27th 2012 where it will be grappled by the Robotic Arm at 12:04 UTC and berthed to the Station at 14:45 UTC.

Source: NASA Television



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