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KITE (Kounotori Integrated Tether Experiment) introduction video.


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JAXA Livestream Link:
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HTV-6 presskit

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Some pretty pictures but not much other use as all in Japanese. Lets hope they release a English version as they did with HTV-4.

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Cubesats listed in the press kit are:

1U
ITF 2
FREEDOM
WASEDA-SAT3

2U
Aoba
UbatubaSat
STARS C

3U
EGG
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Some pretty pictures but not much other use as all in Japanese. Lets hope they release a English version as they did with HTV-4.

Unfortunately, due to lack of budget english version will not issued.

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Cubesats listed in the press kit are:

2U
Aoba
UbatubaSat
STARS C

3U
EGG

Correct information are following.
2U 
AOBA Velox III
STARS C

3U
EGG
TuPOD

TuPOD will release two TubeSats. TANCREDO-1(Burazil) and  OSNSAT (Open Space Network, California)
https://www.gaussteam.com/tupod-almost-ready-for-launch/

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Some pretty pictures but not much other use as all in Japanese. Lets hope they release a English version as they did with HTV-4.

Unfortunately, due to lack of budget english version will not issued.
Perhaps we can make our own English version!  Here is a text-only translation.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 12/01/2016 06:43 PM by edkyle99 »

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Some pretty pictures but not much other use as all in Japanese. Lets hope they release a English version as they did with HTV-4.

Unfortunately, due to lack of budget english version will not issued.
Perhaps we can make our own English version!  Here is a text-only translation.

 - Ed Kyle

Here's another go at machine translation - keeps photos, diagrams, tables, etc. but formatting is somewhat dodgy!

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HTV-6 fresh fruits selection committee(2016/11/01)
from JAXA Digital Archives
http://jda.jaxa.jp/category_p.php?lang=j&page=&category1=1&category2=23&category3=604&page_pics=50

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December 05, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-140

NASA TV Coverage Set for Japanese Cargo Ship Destined for Space Station

The launch of a Japanese cargo ship to the International Space Station, and its arrival at the orbiting laboratory, will be broadcast Dec. 9 and 13 on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is scheduled to launch its H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-6 at 8:26 a.m. EST (10:26 p.m. Japan time) Friday, Dec. 9, from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 7:45 a.m.

Loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person station crew, the unpiloted cargo spacecraft, named “Kounotori” – the Japanese word for white stork – will set sail on a four-day flight to the station. Also aboard the resupply vehicle are six new lithium-ion batteries and adapter plates that will replace the nickel-hydrogen batteries currently used on the station to store electrical energy generated by the station’s solar arrays. These will be installed during a series of spacewalks currently scheduled in January.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the HTV-6 will approach the station from below, and slowly inch its way toward the complex. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will operate the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm from the station’s cupola to reach out and grapple the 12-ton spacecraft and install it on the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module, where it will spend more than five weeks. Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA will monitor HTV-6 systems during the rendezvous and grapple.

NASA TV coverage of the Dec. 13 rendezvous and grapple will begin at 4:30 a.m. Capture of the spacecraft is scheduled around 6 a.m. Coverage of the final installation to Harmony will resume at 9:15 a.m.

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter:

http://instagram.com/iss

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http://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

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Anyone know the precise to the second launch time?   I know 13:26 GMT (22:26 local) already.


Update: Got the answer.  It's 13:26:46 GMT (22:26:46 local)
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Anyone know the precise to the second launch time?   I know 13:26 GMT (22:26 local) already.


Update: Got the answer.  It's 13:26:46 GMT (22:26:46 local)

According to JAXA Press Release one second later - at 13:26:47.
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Was this reassembly following corrective actions or the first assembly??

1st movie is 1st assembly in jun.
2nd and 3rd are 2nd assembly in october.

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H-IIB F6 Rollout
2016/12/09 06:00 JST
2016/12/08 21:00 UTC


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Cubesats listed in the press kit are:

2U
Aoba
UbatubaSat
STARS C

3U
EGG

Correct information are following.
2U 
AOBA Velox III
STARS C

3U
EGG
TuPOD

TuPOD will release two TubeSats. TANCREDO-1(Burazil) and  OSNSAT (Open Space Network, California)
https://www.gaussteam.com/tupod-almost-ready-for-launch/

There's also meant to be a NanoRacks dispenser (NRCSD-10) aboard if I understand correctly.
Presumably with Lemurs or Flocks or something.
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Moved for mission coverage starting with rollout to pad at around 21:00 UTC today.
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There's also meant to be a NanoRacks dispenser (NRCSD-10) aboard if I understand correctly.
Presumably with Lemurs or Flocks or something.

NanoRacks is very secretive with their CubeSat launches. Where did you find the info on the NanoRacks dispenser (NRCSD-10)?

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Was this reassembly following corrective actions or the first assembly??

1st movie is 1st assembly in jun.
2nd and 3rd are 2nd assembly in october.


Just love the HTV launches, the launcher has a unique sound to it. 
Is there live stream available without the announcer and just the launch and sound (its very exciting)?

Looks like some improvements in the solids?
« Last Edit: 12/08/2016 11:12 AM by Prober »
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https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2016/12/07/
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The crew then installed the Small Fine Arm Attachment Mechanism (SAM) and Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) in preparation for the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployers (J-SSOD) to be delivered on HTV-6. 

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/2_-_20161114_iss_nac_nov16_iss_final_no_fpip.pdf page5
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Science/Utilization: – JSSOD #5, 6 and NRCSD #9 –
Maybe the NRCSD number is incorrect, because NRCSD# 9 was already done in September.

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