NASA ISS JAXA Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency HTV Kounotori ISS International Space Station ISS photo credit NASAAC

Kounotori

The International Space Station’s Canadarm2 grapples the unpiloted Japanese “Kounotori” H2 Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4) as it approaches the station, and will attach it to the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony node. The HTV-4 is delivering 3.6 tons of science experiments, equipment and supplies to the orbiting complex. Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.

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