Japan’s Kounotori Spaceship Attached To International Space Station

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 September 2019, 10:19 PM
Japan's Kounotori Spaceship was installed to the ISS. (Photo: NASA)
Japan's Kounotori Spaceship was installed to the ISS. (Photo: NASA)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kounotori 8 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-8) has been successfully installed to the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony module, said NASA.

Kounotori, which transaltes to "white stork" in Japanese, delivered six new lithium-ion batteries and corresponding adapter plates. The new batteries and adapter plates will replace the aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for two power channels on the ISS's station’s far port truss segment, the US Space agency said.

"The batteries will be installed through a series of robotics and spacewalks the station’s crew members will conduct later this year," NASA said.

Additional experiments on board HTV-8 include an upgrade to the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF-L), a small-sized satellite optical communication system (SOLISS), and a payload for testing the effects of gravity on powder and granular material (Hourglass), the space agency said.

Must Read | Working On Plans For Future Moon Mission: ISRO Chief

First Published: Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:02 PM

Related Tags:

Post Comment (+)