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That is a very cool photo, sdsds.
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The same twipple user has additional, similar photos in his/her gallery:
http://p.twipple.jp/user/fuu_5866
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So how far behind ISS is it, so we can look for it tonight [CDT] in Texas?

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The same twipple user has additional, similar photos in his/her gallery:
http://p.twipple.jp/user/fuu_5866

He or she also caught the Moon-Jupiter-Mars conjunction:

http://p.twipple.jp/3kvlS?utm_expid=30904704-6.OM8acBNlS7-nSSaVbx4SOg.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fp.twipple.jp%2FXGsov
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 12:23 AM by rickl »
Nominal now means "Yeehah!!"

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was this the first H-IIB fully managed by MHI?

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So how far behind ISS is it, so we can look for it tonight [CDT] in Texas?
Second that question. ISS just passed nicely over Berlin

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I just spotted Station flying almost directly over Antwerp, Belgium at 12:32 UTC (so about 20 minutes ago) and didn't spot anything trailing for a solid 5 minutes.  "Spot the Station" claims the HTV was visible exactly 20 minutes later at a lower elevation.

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Hm. Then I must have just missed it. But "lower elevation" has clouds here right now, already was pretty lucky about ISS

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http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/08/20130804_h2bf4_e.html
Launch Result of H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4) by H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4

JAXA Official webcast(full)


Digest


and from https://twitter.com/itaimecom/status/363801805739683840/photo/1
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 01:26 AM by yoichi »

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Slightly delayed at my end, but worth the wait for Pete's amazing overview article:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-htv-4-launches-supplies-scienceiss/

A1 job Pete.

Congrats to JAXA on a great launch.
RIP Justin Wilson

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USSTRATCOM has catalogued object 2013-040A/39221 in
188 x 301 km x 51.65 (epoch: Aug 3 at 2218UTC)
The nominal injection orbit was 200 x 300 km x 51.6

A controlled reentry was to be applied to the second stage.

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188 x 301 km x 51.65 (epoch: Aug 3 at 2218UTC)
The nominal injection orbit was 200 x 300 km x 51.6

188x301: 5,355   Orbital period (sec)
200x300: 5,362   Orbital period (sec)

5355/5362=99.87%
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 10:23 AM by sdsds »
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KOUNOTORI4 Initiates Communications with Tsukuba (HTV MCR) (August 4, 2013)

The KOUNOTORI4 has successfully established communications with the NASA's TDRS, and initiated communications with the HTV Mission Control Room (HTV MCR) at the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC). The KOUNOTORI4 also established two-axis attitude at 5:11 a.m. August 4.


KOUNOTORI4 Establishes Three-Axis Attitude (August 4, 2013)

The KOUNOTORI4 has successfully established three-axis attitude at 5:46 a.m. August 4. KOUNOTORI's system self-checks are ongoing in preparation for its first phase adjusting maneuver (Phase Maneuver1: PM1).


KOUNOTORI4 Completes the First Phase Maneuver (PM1) (August 4, 2013)

The KOUNOTORI4 completed its first Phase Maneuver (PM1) at 0:23 p.m., August 4. Our next update will be August 8.


http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 12:13 PM by Space Pete »
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I've got a 67 degree ISS pass at 1037 tonight. Has anyone had luck spotting the HTV?
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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was this the first H-IIB fully managed by MHI?

That's right.

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Brilliant ISS -3 Magnitude pass but no joy on HTV--waited 13 minutes.  Did see USA-186 as predicted by HA flare nicely to Mag 0 or -1.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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