Launch of Japanese HTV-4 Cargo Spacecraft on H-IIB Rocket

A Japanese unmanned spacecraft full of cargo called the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) successfully launched on a H-IIB rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan today, August 3rd 2013 at 19:48 UTC.

This was the fourth HTV to fly since HTV-1 in 2009. HTV-4 will take a week to arrive at the International Space Station before being captured by the Station’s Robotic Arm on Friday 9th August.

Source: NASA Television

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