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


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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