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Title: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Launch, Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/05/2012 11:36 pm
Thanks for tip from Fuji - looks like we have some of the parts of the next white stork-in-breeding in TNSC since October 15!  ;D (wonder what parts have arrived so early in the processing phase - presumably pallets for the unpressurized section?)

Source: https://twitter.com/koumeiShibata (https://twitter.com/koumeiShibata) (look for several tweets on Oct. 14-15)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Fuji on 12/04/2012 12:40 am
UTA ORU photo
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=63602

Workers inside the high bay of the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida lift the orbital replacement unit for the space station's utility transfer assembly before placing it in a shipping container. The assembly, which was processed at Kennedy, will be shipped to Japan at the beginning of the year for the HTV-4 launch, which is currently scheduled for 2013.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Fuji on 12/05/2012 11:06 pm
MBSU photo.
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=63650

Inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers have prepared the orbital replacement unit for the space station's main bus switching unit to be placed in a shipping container. The unit, which was processed at Kennedy, will be shipped to Japan at the beginning of the year for the HTV-4 launch, which is currently scheduled for 2013.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Space Pete on 12/06/2012 10:40 pm
MBSU photo.

As you can see, the MBSU does not have its usual thermal cover installed. This is because it will be launched without it.

MBSUs can be completely removed and replaced on-orbit by Dextre, however if the spare unit has its thermal cover installed, then this becomes impossible since the cover must be removed by spacewalkers first - and so the thermal cover alone requires an EVA to be performed to R&R an MBSU.

Thus, launching the MBSU without its thermal cover will allow it to be R&Rd using Dextre in the future.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: arkaska on 12/08/2012 06:35 pm
MBSU photo.

As you can see, the MBSU does not have its usual thermal cover installed. This is because it will be launched without it.

MBSUs can be completely removed and replaced on-orbit by Dextre, however if the spare unit has its thermal cover installed, then this becomes impossible since the cover must be removed by spacewalkers first - and so the thermal cover alone requires an EVA to be performed to R&R an MBSU.

Thus, launching the MBSU without its thermal cover will allow it to be R&Rd using Dextre in the future.


Don't the installed MBSU have its covere installed? Isn't this more about dexter being able to remove it from the HTV without an EVA?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Space Pete on 12/08/2012 08:44 pm
Don't the installed MBSU have its covere installed? Isn't this more about dexter being able to remove it from the HTV without an EVA?

No, installed MBSUs do not have thermal covers installed.

Dextre could remove the MBSU from the HTV even with its thermal cover installed, since it would use the FRAM micro-fixture. However, for Dextre to remove the MBSU from its FRAM carrier plate, the thermal covers need to be removed, as they would otherwise cover up the two micro-fixtures on the MBSU itself (that drive the H1 and H2 bolts).
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Fuji on 02/15/2013 08:32 am
STP-H4 Photo.

Inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians lower the cover of the shipping container that will enclose the Space Test Program-Houston 4 experiment. The experiment is one of the payloads processed at Kennedy that will be flown to Japan for the HTV-4 launch to the station, which is currently scheduled for this summer.
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=64413


Kennedy Team Continues Space Station Support   02.20.13
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/htv4-shipment.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: russianhalo117 on 02/15/2013 03:28 pm
STP-H4 Photo.

Inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians lower the cover of the shipping container that will enclose the Space Test Program-Houston 4 experiment. The experiment is one of the payloads processed at Kennedy that will be flown to Japan for the HTV-4 launch to the station, which is currently scheduled for this summer.
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=64413
do you want to add the other photos of HTV-4 External NASA Cargo or shall I add them? All of the photos are in the KSC Archives.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Space Pete on 02/24/2013 08:00 pm
"Additionally, Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehivle-4 (HTV-4) could also now be looking at a launch date of August 4, instead of its previously planned date of July 20, although this delay has yet to be confirmed. The reason for the possible slip in the HTV-4 launch date is not known at this time."

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/02/dragon-third-visit-logistics-schedule-challenges/
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: russianhalo117 on 02/24/2013 11:41 pm
"Additionally, Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehivle-4 (HTV-4) could also now be looking at a launch date of August 4, instead of its previously planned date of July 20, although this delay has yet to be confirmed. The reason for the possible slip in the HTV-4 launch date is not known at this time."

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/02/dragon-third-visit-logistics-schedule-challenges/
ATV Slip!?!
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Space Pete on 02/25/2013 05:41 pm
ATV Slip!?!

No, I don't think the HTV delay is related to the ATV slip, as the HTV delay was known about before the ATV slip.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: anik on 04/28/2013 08:38 am
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/744230main_20130418_heoc_shireman.pdf
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: blister on 05/21/2013 02:23 am
http://www.asahi.com/tech_science/update/0521/TKY201305210062.html?tr=pc
Launch is 8/4.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: blister on 05/21/2013 05:11 am
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/05/20130521_h2bf4_j.html
launch schedule by JAXA.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 05/21/2013 05:33 am
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/05/20130521_h2bf4_j.html
launch schedule by JAXA.

So the actual launch time is 19:48 UTC on August 3.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
Post by: Fuji on 05/21/2013 06:43 am
English Press release.

Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4) Aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/05/20130521_h2bf4_e.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: yoichi on 06/19/2013 10:24 am
some pictures of HTV-4
from http://twitpic.com/photos/koumeiShibata
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 06/19/2013 11:06 am
some pictures of HTV-4
from http://twitpic.com/photos/koumeiShibata


...and his photos of the H-IIB rocket taken at MHI's plant on May 23: (since then the rocket has been shipped to the launch site)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: blister on 06/20/2013 11:50 am
HTV4kounotori rollout.
Movie by NVS in TNSC.
http://youtu.be/JIEVIE5_sm4
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Fuji on 06/20/2013 01:19 pm
HTV4kounotori rollout.

This is not rollaut video. HTV4 open medeia event video ;)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Fuji on 06/20/2013 01:29 pm
HTV4 EP lunch configuration image.


HTV4 cargo are including FROST, ICE Box, i-Ball, CubeSats, potable water (480kg), and food.
FROST is small refrigerator for JEM.
ICE Box is same roll as Double cold Bag (DCB).
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - Augつつust 3/4, 2013
Post by: blister on 06/20/2013 04:38 pm
HTV4kounotori rollout.

This is not rollaut video. HTV4 open medeia event video ;)
Please teach me.rollout means injapanese kitaikoukai or kitaiidou.
Rollout is in factory?this turn is in Japanese houdou koukai?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Prober on 06/20/2013 09:01 pm
HTV4kounotori rollout.
Movie by NVS in TNSC.
http://youtu.be/JIEVIE5_sm4 (http://youtu.be/JIEVIE5_sm4)

Kounotori is a beautiful lv,  when will we see details of improvements made the #4?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Space Pete on 06/20/2013 09:39 pm
I thought the Japanese Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) rack was going to launch on HTV-4 - Fuji, do you know if this is true?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Fuji on 06/21/2013 02:19 am
I thought the Japanese Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) rack was going to launch on HTV-4 - Fuji, do you know if this is true?

I think ELF will be next year.
ELF design was changed to small size, not ISPR size.
MSPR is utilized for this small experiments such as AQH, CCE (Chamber for Combustion Experiment) and ELF.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Fuji on 06/21/2013 02:21 am
HTV4kounotori rollout.

This is not rollaut video. HTV4 open medeia event video ;)
Please teach me.rollout means injapanese kitaikoukai or kitaiidou.
Rollout is in factory?this turn is in Japanese houdou koukai?

I will send you PM in Japanese.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Fuji on 06/26/2013 01:16 pm
Japan conversation robot ready for outer space
http://news.yahoo.com/japan-conversation-robot-ready-outer-space-083357199.html
Quote
focusing on humanoid robots that focus on communication.

KIROBO is one of the HTV4 payload  ;)


-KIBO ROBOT PROJECT
http://kibo-robo.jp/en/project
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Prober on 06/26/2013 09:08 pm
Japan conversation robot ready for outer space
http://news.yahoo.com/japan-conversation-robot-ready-outer-space-083357199.html (http://news.yahoo.com/japan-conversation-robot-ready-outer-space-083357199.html)
Quote
focusing on humanoid robots that focus on communication.

KIROBO is one of the HTV4 payload  ;)


-KIBO ROBOT PROJECT
http://kibo-robo.jp/en/project (http://kibo-robo.jp/en/project)

sure many in the usa would like to print a copy of that robot on their 3d printer.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: blister on 07/12/2013 08:39 am
Kounotori(HTV)4 ready work
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/130712_htv4.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: blister on 07/12/2013 12:30 pm
Kounotori(HTV)4 special site open.
http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/htv4/index.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: bolun on 07/12/2013 07:44 pm
Kounotori(HTV)4 ready work
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/130712_htv4.html

(english version ;))

http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/130712_htv4.html

Preparation for the launch of HTV4 continues

Last Updated: July 12, 2013

Preparation for the launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) is under way in the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC).

From June 24 to July 7, propellant (oxidizing agent and fuel) was filled in the HTV4's tank in the Second Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building (SFA2). Then, the tank pressure was confirmed that it was adjusted properly.

From July 13-18, the HTV4 will be encapsulated in the payload fairing (a cover to protect the HTV) before mating with the H-IIB rocket #4.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: bolun on 07/15/2013 09:07 pm
HTV4 (KOUNOTORI4) Mission

http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Prober on 07/16/2013 01:43 am
More pics
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/htv4_130619c_l.jpg (http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/htv4_130619c_l.jpg)
 
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/htv4_130619a_l.jpg (http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/htv4_130619a_l.jpg)
 
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/htv4_130619b_l.jpg (http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/htv4_130619b_l.jpg)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Prober on 07/16/2013 01:46 am
I would love to know more on the engineering of this Frost unit.
 
 
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: Fuji on 07/19/2013 07:03 am
KOUNOTORI4 encapsulated
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_encapsulated.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: blister on 07/19/2013 04:54 pm
HIIB ships alert infometion.
http://www1.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/KAN5/tuho/2013/28.htm#05201300592
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
Post by: input~2 on 07/23/2013 04:27 pm
HIIB ships alert infometion.
http://www1.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/KAN5/tuho/2013/28.htm#05201300592 (http://www1.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/KAN5/tuho/2013/28.htm#05201300592)
Thanks
Translation for second stage "controlled re-entry" area:
4) second stage 
                      area surrounded by the following five points
                                            (24 ) 46-00S 167-00W
                                            (25) 48-27S 167-00W
                                            (26) 53-00S 155-00W
                                            (27) 53-00S 106-00W
                                            (28) 46-00S 106-00W

Also indicated in the following NOTAM:
R0048/13 - WEST PACIFIC: DANGEROUS ZONE IS DECLARED DUE TO ROCKET FRAGMENT SUBMERTION IN CHILEAN. AIRSPACE THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY COORD GEO: 460000S/1310000W 482700S/1310000W 530000/1310000W 530000S/1060000W 460000S/1060000W THE AREA IS EXTENDED 1500NM TO THE WEST INSIDE NZZO FIR INFO PROVIDED BY JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY. INFORMATION: SANTIAGO OCEANIC FREQ 10024 KHZ / 13300 KHZ /6649 KHZ. SFC - UNL, 03 AUG 21:00 2013 UNTIL 03 AUG 23:00 2013. CREATED: 18 JUL 18:43 2013 

Second picture adapted from H-2B F3 brochure (http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/h2bf3/pdf/h2bf3_presskit_e.pdf)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/23/2013 11:49 pm
HTV4 mission press kit.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/presskit/
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: dsmillman on 07/24/2013 12:02 am
HTV4 mission press kit.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/presskit/
Is there an English version available?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 07/24/2013 12:49 am
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_moved_to_vab.html
KOUNOTORI4 was moved to the VAB

On July 20, the encapsulated KOUNOTORI4 was transported from the Second Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building (SFA2) to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). KOUNOTORI4 was installed onto the H-IIB launch vehicle.

In the VAB, KOUNOTORI4 was mated with the H-IIB rocket #4. Afterwards, late access cargo loading into the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) was started.

KOUNOTORI4 is scheduled to launch on August 4.

Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 07/24/2013 01:28 am
HTV4 mission press kit.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/presskit/
Is there an English version available?

Yes, in work. Will be up soon.  ;)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 07/24/2013 01:29 am
4 CubeSats will be deliverd by HTV4.
-PicoDragon (1U)
-TechEdSat-3 (3U)
-ArduSat-1 (1U)
-ArduSat-X (1U)

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24308.msg1077488#msg1077488
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - Augつつust 3/4, 2013
Post by: blister on 07/24/2013 06:23 am
HTV4kounotori rollout.

This is not rollaut video. HTV4 open medeia event video ;)
Please teach me.rollout means injapanese kitaikoukai or kitaiidou.
Rollout is in factory?this turn is in Japanese houdou koukai?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/24/2013 06:30 am
HTV  mission English press kit is HTV2 only.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-2/library/presskit/
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/25/2013 06:53 am
About  micro sat
http://aerospacebiz.jaxa.jp/jp/topics/2013/topics130723.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Prober on 07/25/2013 01:45 pm
HTV4 mission press kit.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/presskit/ (http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/library/presskit/)
Is there an English version available?

Yes, in work. Will be up soon.  ;)

Fuji son, can you help find a high detail HTV 3D stl file for 3D printing?
 http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29378.0 (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29378.0)

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32524.0    Paper model available
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/27/2013 01:09 pm
HTV4 fairing setting picture.
http://jda.jaxa.jp/category_p.php?lang=j&page=&category1=1&category2=23&category3=495&page_pics=50
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/29/2013 11:49 am
Webcast by NVS.
http://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=133
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 07/29/2013 10:42 pm
Anyone got the exact launch time for that day?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Space Pete on 07/30/2013 01:06 am
Anyone got the exact launch time for that day?

I have Saturday 3 August @ 7:48 PM GMT.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/30/2013 03:12 am
HTV4 promotion movie.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/library/video/htv4_pv.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Prober on 07/30/2013 01:48 pm
HTV4 promotion movie.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/library/video/htv4_pv.html (http://iss.jaxa.jp/library/video/htv4_pv.html)

needs to be enjoyed by all
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0scV01efY5Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0scV01efY5Q)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 07/31/2013 12:57 am
Weather forecast looks fine.
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif (Updated every day)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: theonlyspace on 07/31/2013 09:43 am
Any  time for the HTV 4 PRESS KIT in English release?
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 07/31/2013 12:35 pm
We don't see HTV4 press kit for english.
Because JAXA make it to HTV2 only.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 07/31/2013 05:40 pm
MEDIA ADVISORY M13-119


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


The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station and its arrival at the orbiting laboratory will be broadcast on NASA Television Aug. 3 and Aug. 9.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is scheduled to launch its H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-4 at 3:48 p.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 3 (4:48 a.m. Japanese time Sunday, Aug. 4), from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. NASA TV coverage will begin at 3 p.m.

Loaded with more than 3.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person station crew, the unpiloted cargo craft, named Kounotori, the Japanese word for white stork, will embark on a six-day flight to the station.
On Friday, Aug. 9, the HTV-4 will approach the station from below and inch its way slowly toward the complex. Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Chris Cassidy of NASA will operate the station's robot arm to reach out and capture the 12-ton spacecraft and install it on the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module, where it will spend a month. Flight engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will monitor HTV-4 systems during the rendezvous.

NASA TV coverage of the rendezvous and capture of the HTV-4 on Aug. 9 will begin at 6 a.m. Capture is scheduled about 7:29 a.m. Coverage of the final installation of the resupply craft to Harmony will resume at 9 a.m.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Lory2013 on 07/31/2013 07:23 pm
For detail on H-2B: space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/htv.htm‎
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 07/31/2013 10:56 pm
Any  time for the HTV 4 PRESS KIT in English release?

Today.
Scrub! Tommorow.

Just a moment, please  ;)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 07/31/2013 10:59 pm
We don't see HTV4 press kit for english.
Because JAXA make it to HTV2 only.


No, HTV1 is here.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-1/presskit/

HTV3 contents were only input to NASA (including NASA's Expedition  presskit).
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/01/2013 03:19 am
JAXA's official webcast page.
http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/htv4/htv4_live.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Lory2013 on 08/01/2013 12:27 pm
View live on:

www.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/htv/live_e.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/02/2013 01:25 am
New RRM Hardware Set to Launch to ISS August 4
http://ssco.gsfc.nasa.gov/rrm_phase2.html
Phase 2 begins with the launch of new RRM hardware to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle 4 (HTV-4).
After the payload arrives at Space Station, astronauts will mount the new RRM Task Board 3 to the top of the RRM On-orbit Transfer Cage (ROTC), an original device developed by NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office to transfer hardware outside of the ISS. Crew members will then install the ROTC onto the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) airlock slide table.
Space Station's Dextre robot — the same handyman that executes RRM operations — will then remove Task Board 3 and attach it to an empty section on the top of the RRM module. This robotic transfer will be entirely controlled from the ground without astronaut assistance.

A second launch in early 2014 will deliver the new RRM Task Board 4 and the Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR) to the ISS for installation.
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/02/2013 02:08 am
4K camera will be launched by HTV4.
JAXA and NHK are jointly developed Super sensitive 4K camera.
This camera will be used for shooting the Comet ISON by Astronaut Wakata.

Here is JAXA's press release (Japanese).
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/08/20130801_4kcamera_j.html
 
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/02/2013 02:22 am
HTV4 promotion movie.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/library/video/htv4_pv.html

english subtitled.
H-II Transfer Vehicle, "KOUNOTORI" 4 (HTV4) voyages on a new path.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqyh9HpEWiM
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/02/2013 05:14 am
Launch Time of H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4) by H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/08/20130802_h2bf4_e.html
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that we have set the launch time of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4 with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4) onboard at 4:48:46 a.m. on August 4, 2013 (JST.)
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/02/2013 05:17 am
Late cargo accessing to the HTV4 completed. The hatch was closed.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_be_ready.html
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/02/2013 06:38 am
HTV4 Press Kit (English), finally released here  :)
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/presskit/
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/02/2013 11:13 am
HTV4 Press Kit (English), finally released here  :)
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/presskit/

Oh, thank you!

Hoping for a successful launch tomorrow!
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: jcm on 08/02/2013 02:53 pm
HTV4 Press Kit (English), finally released here  :)
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/presskit/
Very nice thank you!

Google translate on the Japanese version is great up to a point - then you get to text in the images. So this is much appreciated
Title: Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/02/2013 05:46 pm
HIIBrollout webcast by NVS
is here.No man operation.
1300JST(0400UTC)webcast start.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live2
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 02:06 am
Moved for live coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 04:11 am
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live2

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 06:25 am
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2b_f4.html

August 03, 2013 13:37 JST
H-IIB F4 has arrived at the launch pad.
The launch vehicle is going to be connected to the pad facilities.

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 06:36 am
The "Kounotori" move to the launch pad
2013.8.3 10:33
Morning the 3rd, at the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, H2B-4 rocket equipped with machine shipment of supplies for the International Space Station to (ISS) "Kounotori" the Unit 4 move to the launch point for the launch of the early hours of the 4th I went into the preparation.

H2B to complete the development in large rocket assembly building of the center. The advanced work and for moving each launch pad in the afternoon the same day the body of about 56 meters in length, the final preparation of equipment for firing point.

In enhancement type of main machine H2A, H2B Exit developed in Unit 3 of July last year. The business launch the Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) had done so far, They will transfer to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, from this time.

H2A has been successful 10 times in a row even after the transfer of 2007, the person in charge of the company has said, "want to be successful We make use of technology and know-how that was stacked in H2A, proceed with caution".

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/science/news/130803/scn13080310340001-n1.htm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 06:55 am
http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/

(http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/data/d1677.jpg)
(http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/data/d1678.jpg)
(http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/data/d1679.jpg)
(http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/data/d1680.jpg)
(http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/data/d1681.jpg)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (~1948UTC)
Post by: Jester on 08/03/2013 09:46 am
Live stream on youtube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVIMKNAU2IE

ustream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaxa-live

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 10:38 am
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2b_f4.html
August 03, 2013 19:04 JST
Second Go/No Go Decision -'Go'
Final checks have been made for operational conditions of the launch vehicle, satellites, launch facilities, and tracking and control systems, as well as weather conditions. We now have gotten a go-ahead for loading the propellant, such as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, into the launch vehicle. Propellant loading preparations are going to start.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 10:53 am
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2b_f4.html
August 03, 2013 19:30 JST
Terminal countdown operation to start
Terminal countdown operation has started. Access will now be restricted within a radius of 400 meters from the launch pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/03/2013 11:17 am
Some notable payloads launching on HTV-4:

Task Board 3 (TB3) [see 1st attachment] for the RRM payload will be launching tonight in order to kick of Phase 2 of RRM operations. It will replace a used task board on RRM [see 2nd attachment]. TB3 contains a new set of adapters for the RRM Multi Function Tool (MFT) [see 3rd attachment].

TB3 will be transferred outside the ISS via the RRM On-orbit Transfer Cage (ROTC) [see 4th and 5th attachments], which will be mounted to the JEM A/L slide table and sent outside the ISS, whereupon Dextre will install TB3 onto RRM.

Another interesting payload launching on HTV-4 is the Ham TV project [see 6th attachment], which will allow video to be downlinked via amateur radio, which means that any organizations (schools, etc.) who conduct amateur radio sessions with the ISS will now be able to both see and hear the astronaut. For more info on Ham TV, see this PDF: http://ariss-eu.org/Ham%20TV.pdf
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 01:27 pm
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2b_f4.html

August 03, 2013 20:56 JST
Access restrictions to start within a radius of 3,000 meters from launch pad.
Access will now be restricted within a radius of 3,000 meters from the launch pad.

August 03, 2013 22:01 JST
Attitude control system flight slew test completed
By running programs of the guidance and control system mounted on H-IIB F4, it has been confirmed that all devices for flight attitude control are working as expected.

August 03, 2013 23:25 JST
First stage and second stage liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks fully loaded
It has been confirmed that the first- and second-stage liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks have been fully loaded.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: rickl on 08/03/2013 02:39 pm
August 03, 2013 23:25 JST
First stage and second stage liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks fully loaded
It has been confirmed that the first- and second-stage liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks have been fully loaded.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 03:17 pm
Webcast by official is here.1900utc start
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaxa-live
You tube site was stumby.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 03:30 pm
Webcast by NVS in takesaki view center (press's only)is here They use hi speed camera and hi reflection camera.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 06:12 pm
Webcast by official is here.1900utc start
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaxa-live
You tube site was stumby.


Great! I'll use that one for my screenshots.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 06:27 pm
NASATV kounotori launch webcast start from 1900UST.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 06:42 pm
Oh! Even better! :)

PS What is Japanese for good luck...in Japanese writing (I have a lot of Japanese followers on twitter, so I think it will be nice to add when I tweet the link for this thread's coverage :))
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 06:48 pm
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2b_f4.html
August 04, 2013 03:43 JST
Third Go/No Go Decision
The green light has been given to the X-60 minutes terminal countdown operation.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 06:54 pm
JAXA stream is starting with some mellow music
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 06:55 pm
http://jaxa-2013.bmcdn.jp/htv4-2013/player.html
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 06:58 pm
Here we go...epic NASA TV music.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:00 pm
Yay! Josh covering!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:01 pm
Now live from the pad
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:01 pm
JSC go/no go polling.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Hodapp on 08/03/2013 07:02 pm
Okay sorry have to say this...
Over on the left the firepit looks like a good place to roast marshmellows!  :D
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:02 pm
Rollout coverage on the "Dolly".
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:03 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:03 pm
Josh notes it's one of the most beautiful launch sites in the world.  He's not wrong.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:04 pm
Launch profile.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:05 pm
.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:06 pm
L-43 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:07 pm
JAXA stream seems very different from NASA stream.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:09 pm
Overview
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:10 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:10 pm
.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:10 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:11 pm
T-38 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:12 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:12 pm
.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:14 pm
The launch vehicle.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:14 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 07:14 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:14 pm
Funny watching a stream if you don't understand the language and only catch a few keywords like 'kounotori' 'rendez-vous' 'capture' etc.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: R7 on 08/03/2013 07:16 pm
頑張ってください !  :)

(Ganbatte kudasai, good luck)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 07:17 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 08/03/2013 07:18 pm
Brief live shot.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:19 pm
.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:19 pm
Into the final 30 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:19 pm
Heading uphill:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:20 pm
Better res:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:20 pm
Koichi!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:21 pm
Forgive me. I don't know who this is.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:21 pm
For RRM:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:22 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:23 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 07:23 pm
Forgive me. I don't know who this is.


Kimiya Yui.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:23 pm
back to the pad
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 07:24 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:24 pm
Forgive me. I don't know who this is.


Kimiya Yui.

I guessed that, but wasn't sure. Thanks!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 07:25 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiqOUGKD6BA
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:27 pm
What its all about ..... and the business end.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Lory2013 on 08/03/2013 07:28 pm
T-20 Minutes
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 07:28 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:28 pm
Is that the GH2 burning off in the "pit" to the left of the pad in this shot?

Edit: Never mind, it is...
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:29 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Rusty Adding Machine on 08/03/2013 07:31 pm
I'm sorry, but I can't contain my curiosity, nor can I find this elsewhere - what's up with the firepit to the left of the vehicle? Is it burning excess hydrogen or something?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Lory2013 on 08/03/2013 07:32 pm
T-16 Minutes
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:33 pm
CG stuff.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:33 pm
I'm sorry, but I can't contain my curiosity, nor can I find this elsewhere - what's up with the firepit to the left of the vehicle? Is it burning excess hydrogen or something?

yes, hydrogen
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:33 pm
.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:34 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Rusty Adding Machine on 08/03/2013 07:36 pm
I'm sorry, but I can't contain my curiosity, nor can I find this elsewhere - what's up with the firepit to the left of the vehicle? Is it burning excess hydrogen or something?

yes, hydrogen

Thanks. Ah, NASATV just mentioned it, too…
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:36 pm
Honorable mention for the flame tower per Shuttle by Josh - answering the above question about the "fire" near the pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:37 pm
The vehicle's shiny boosters.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:37 pm
I like the big Mitshubishi sign on the rocket.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:38 pm
Go for launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:39 pm
cool, JAXA stream now has a double English commentary! Now I can understand what they're saying! :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:39 pm
cool, JAXA stream now has a double English commentary! Now I can understand what they're saying! :)

Nods!

Into final checks.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:40 pm
Terminal Count.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/03/2013 07:41 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:42 pm
Mention of restricted areas, probably a reference to a green range.

And now we get the long countdown called out by either a young lady, or a robot! ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:43 pm
Yep, it was range, per Josh.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:43 pm
Green weather.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:43 pm
'no problems for launch'
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:44 pm
HTV-4 ready for launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:44 pm
ISS heading over Africa right now. Heading over Russia at T-0.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:44 pm
Into the automatic sequence.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:44 pm
Into Autosequence.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:44 pm
'automatic sequence starts'
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:45 pm
Let's all try and get some nice big res launch images for Pete's article please :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:46 pm
First stage LH2 is ready to go.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:46 pm
'1st stage liquid hydrogen system ready'
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:46 pm
Vehicle on internal power.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:46 pm
on internal power
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:47 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:47 pm
T-120 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:47 pm
Stage 1 LO2 ready to go.

Second stage tanks ready.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:47 pm
T-60 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:47 pm
Vehicle's tanks at flight pressure.

T-60 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:49 pm
Liftoff!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:49 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/03/2013 07:49 pm
LAUNCH!!!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:49 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:49 pm
LAUNCH!!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:49 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:50 pm
Screaming uphill! :D
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:50 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:50 pm
T+60 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:50 pm
T+90 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:50 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:51 pm
first stage
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:51 pm
SRB-A separation.

(totally out of focus...)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:51 pm
Staging. SRB jettison.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:52 pm
T+3 minutes.

Altitude 107.9 km.

Speed 2.3 km/sec.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:52 pm
Fairing Jettison.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:52 pm
PLF jettison
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:54 pm
T+5 minutes.

Altitude 160 km.

Speed 4.3 km/sec.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:55 pm
First stage shutdown.

Stage 1-2 separation.

Second stage ignition.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/03/2013 07:55 pm
the payload fairing halves were just visible after jettison
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 07:55 pm
Long range tracker.

Staging. 1-2 sep.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:55 pm
2nd stage ignition
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:56 pm
yeeeh, trajectory rendering. :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:56 pm
Inside the control center:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:57 pm
Altitude 256 km.

Speed 5.6 km/sec.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 07:57 pm
You just gotta love the sound of this launcher !!!
 
 :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 07:58 pm
still burning hydrogen at the pad. Somebody else can probably explain why.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 07:59 pm
T+10 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 08:00 pm
6.1 kps
280 km altitude
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Rusty Adding Machine on 08/03/2013 08:00 pm
Beautiful views of the launch site and aftermath at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live right now.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/03/2013 08:00 pm
yeeeh, trajectory rendering. :)

not being shown on the NASA feed  >:(
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 08:00 pm
Altitude 288 km.

Speed 6.4 km/sec.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 08:00 pm
6.4 kms per second.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:01 pm
I have 40 plus screen captures where do you want them?
 
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 08:02 pm
7 kps
290 km
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:03 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 08:03 pm
Second stage shutdown.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 08:03 pm
SECO
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 08:03 pm
Shutdown.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 08:03 pm
Replays of the SRB separation:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
delayed rocketcam views
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Nick L. on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
HTV-4 separation!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
HTV4 SEPERATION!!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
HTV-4 S/C Sep!

Nicely done!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 08:04 pm
Sunrise over launch site.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Spiff on 08/03/2013 08:05 pm
webcast ending

Aregato from Tanegashima!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:05 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:07 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:10 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:12 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/03/2013 08:12 pm
Congrats JAXA!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:13 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:14 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: rickl on 08/03/2013 08:15 pm
The launch site at dawn.

Congratulations, JAXA!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:16 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 08:16 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/03/2013 08:17 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/03/2013 08:19 pm
Excellent  8) !
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/03/2013 08:23 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP7izZhhE9A
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: John44 on 08/03/2013 08:23 pm
HTV-4 Launch
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8417
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/03/2013 08:44 pm
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/
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 08/03/2013 08:48 pm

Wow, does H-II really use long pusher levers like this illustration seems to show? Are there other booster separation systems that work this way?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: rickl on 08/03/2013 08:52 pm
Wow, does H-II really use long pusher levers like this illustration seems to show?

I could see them in one of the rocket cam shots that were shown after the launch.  They weren't live, though.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 09:22 pm
After launch press canfarence start at 2130UST(0630JST)
Webcast by NVS is here.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
Abstruct of this upload soon.
http://www.sacj.org/openbbs
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 09:31 pm
Press conference due to start at 2140UTC (0640JST).
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/03/2013 10:41 pm


Wow, does H-II really use long pusher levers like this illustration seems to show? Are there other booster separation systems that work this way?

yes, videos somewhere on how this system works.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 10:53 pm
beatiful picture in south okinawa
http://p.twipple.jp/XKbAm?utm_expid=30904704-6.OM8acBNlS7-nSSaVbx4SOg.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FmWkjWsjrHU
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 11:03 pm
Recent press conference writing up
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/iwamototuka/touch/20130804/p2
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: rickl on 08/03/2013 11:15 pm


Wow, does H-II really use long pusher levers like this illustration seems to show? Are there other booster separation systems that work this way?

yes, videos somewhere on how this system works.

I wouldn't call them "pushers", though.

From the animation that was shown during the countdown, it looks like the boosters separate at the bottom, then swing out and away on the levers before falling off. 

It seems like it's a passive mechanism to ensure that the boosters get clear of the first stage, as opposed to using explosive bolts or thrusters.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 08/03/2013 11:21 pm
I wouldn't call them "pushers", though.

Thanks, that's a good correction. Apparently these "separation arms" also allow the boosters to smoothly continue in flight after separation, rather than tumbling. See this close-up from the photo linked above. Aren't those three of the four boosters still flying?

(Full photo at: http://p.twpl.jp/show/orig/XKbAm)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 11:29 pm
sacj BBS is updating now
Http://www.sacj.org/openbbs
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/03/2013 11:35 pm
 Asahi photo Garry in H2BNo.4 launch
http://www.asahi.com/tech_science/gallery/2013H2B/
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: rickl on 08/03/2013 11:39 pm
That is a very cool photo, sdsds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 08/03/2013 11:59 pm
The same twipple user has additional, similar photos in his/her gallery:
http://p.twipple.jp/user/fuu_5866
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: JimO on 08/04/2013 12:10 am
So how far behind ISS is it, so we can look for it tonight [CDT] in Texas?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: rickl on 08/04/2013 12:21 am
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
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: baldusi on 08/04/2013 12:34 am
was this the first H-IIB fully managed by MHI?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: pippin on 08/04/2013 12:38 am
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
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: sittingduck on 08/04/2013 12:54 am
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.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: pippin on 08/04/2013 01:00 am
Hm. Then I must have just missed it. But "lower elevation" has clouds here right now, already was pretty lucky about ISS
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/04/2013 01:13 am
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)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiqOUGKD6BA

Digest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA5DRWEYcJ8

and from https://twitter.com/itaimecom/status/363801805739683840/photo/1
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/04/2013 01:25 am
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.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 08/04/2013 05:10 am
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.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: blister on 08/04/2013 07:39 am
Beatiful picture red sky launch H2B.
 http://twitter.com/itaimecom/status/363801805739683840/photo/1
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 08/04/2013 10:22 am
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%
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/04/2013 12:13 pm
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/
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/04/2013 09:37 pm
I've got a 67 degree ISS pass at 1037 tonight. Has anyone had luck spotting the HTV?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/04/2013 11:35 pm
was this the first H-IIB fully managed by MHI?

That's right.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/05/2013 03:08 am
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.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 08/05/2013 01:51 pm
from Okinawa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq9vZhf79Zg
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: douglas100 on 08/05/2013 03:48 pm
Wonderful video!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/05/2013 05:47 pm
HTV is passing under the ISS right now and Houston is assisting the crew in sighting it. 

Can someone explain why HTV is "lapping" the ISS and will apparently complete another chase of ISS before the capture on Friday?

As far as I remember, all other vehicles complete docking or capture as soon as they catch the ISS the first time  ???
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: zAmboni on 08/06/2013 05:20 am
I was able to capture an HTV-4 pass on Sunday morning. I had no clue what I was seeing until I updated Stellarium and it showed the object was the HTV-4.  Was a nice surprise.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/9438499609_e11156b1c2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zamb0ni/9438499609/)
HTV-4 - 8/4/13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zamb0ni/9438499609/) by zAmb0ni (http://www.flickr.com/people/zamb0ni/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/06/2013 04:33 pm
From the Aug 5 ISS on orbit update

Over the weekend, Reaction Control System (RCS) and Main Engines thruster testing and leak checks were performed on both strings. All systems were nominal, however, early this afternoon the forward RCS latching valve closed unexpectedly resulting in an an attitude excursion of about 5 degrees. HTV automatically switched from RCS String A to String B and is back in attitude and operating nominally at this time. Preliminary assessment is that this is a sensor issue and not a problem with the actual latch or valve. HTV specialists are currently reviewing the data to understand the issue and to develop a forward plan.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/07/2013 01:48 am
Great 88 degree pass with HTV appearing reddish brown initially and flaring brilliantly briefly to -1 or -2 just after zenith.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/07/2013 01:52 am
Great 88 degree pass with HTV appearing reddish brown initially and flaring brilliantly briefly to -1 or -2 just after zenith.

I was treated to a 35deg pass; same colour.

Awesome.

Missed the 6 min ISS pass, but have a chance at a 4 min just before bed time :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 08/07/2013 03:32 am
Great 88 degree pass with HTV appearing reddish brown initially and flaring brilliantly briefly to -1 or -2 just after zenith.

I was treated to a 35deg pass; same colour.

Awesome.

Missed the 6 min ISS pass, but have a chance at a 4 min just before bed time :)

think I might have caught HTV tonight.......  the sw said it was excellent time to see.   on the 7th also
 
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/07/2013 04:01 pm
HTV update from the 6 Aug ISS on orbit status update

New Status: H-II Transfer Vehicle 4 (HTV4) Status: Yesterday HTV4 telemetry indicated that the Reaction Control System (RCS)-A latching valve was closed unexpectedly. Ground teams tested the latching valve today and determined that both the latch and RCS-A are working nominally.

They concluded that the anomaly was a transient in the switch that detects the valve open / close status. Currently RCS-B is prime and RCS-A is in a backup mode. HTV4 is flying nominally and no impacts are expected to the planned capture and berthing operations on Friday. Today HTV executed a planned 13 second burn successfully. Also today Lane 2 of the Service Module (SM) [TVM] navigation computer experienced issues. However with 2 good [TVM] lanes still functioning nominally, there is no impact to HTV rendezvous planned for Friday. Russian specialists are investigating the issue.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: robertross on 08/08/2013 12:41 am
I can confirm that HTV-4 is still in hot persuit of the ISS.

a full 6 min pass directly overhead with a clear sky. Once the ISS had gone over the horizon, the HTV-4 appeared. a couple of brilliant flashes as the sun beamed off of it.

One of the best pass oppostunities I've ever experienced for ISS (aside from having a shuttle in the field of view)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/08/2013 05:19 am
KOUNOTORI4 Completes First Height Adjustment Maneuver
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_ham1.html

KOUNOTORI4 completed its first Height Adjustment Maneuver (HAM1) at 2:13 a.m., August 8.
Next height adjustment maneuver is scheduled for completion at 10:39 a.m., August 9.
*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: PahTo on 08/08/2013 07:09 pm

Great posts about passes.  HTV trailed a brilliant ISS by about five minutes for a six minute 85+ degree pass last night.  As noted, orange/gold color that flared brilliant white/silver for a second or two as she approached zenith.  Hope to see them in the same sky tonight...
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: yg1968 on 08/09/2013 12:46 am
Recent press conference writing up
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/iwamototuka/touch/20130804/p2


Thanks for the link. Is it possible to summarize in English what was said during the press conference about the future of the HTV and HTV-R, the future of the H-IIA / B and about the possibility of Japanese crewed flights?

Google translate does a poor job of translating the text. 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/09/2013 02:49 am
Recent press conference writing up
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/iwamototuka/touch/20130804/p2


Thanks for the link. Is it possible to summarize in English what was said during the press conference about the future of the HTV and HTV-R, the future of the H-IIA / B and about the possibility of Japanese crewed flights?

Google translate does a poor job of translating the text. 


They have no mention to the future plan for asking the media's question.
HTV are approved for building the HTV5 to HTV7. After HTV7 is no plan now.


Here is interview with Mr. Dai Asou in charge of HTV project.
Japanese space policy is not positive (in obvious negative) for manned space development.
JAXA's person in charge is struggle with this situation for personal effort.
http://www.mitsubishielectric.co.jp/me/dspace/column/c1308_1.html
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: zAmboni on 08/09/2013 02:50 am
We had an ISS pass Wednesday night that I caught on my DSLR, a couple of minutes later I had a faint trail that I assumed was the HTV-4.  Tonight we had another good pass, but half the sky was covered with clouds. The pass reached zenith at 1:04UT Aug 9.  As the ISS neared zenith (was a -4 mag pass), The HTV-4 flared for a couple of seconds trailing the ISS by about 10 degrees.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/09/2013 02:52 am
H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 Status: HTV’s forward Reaction Control System (RCS)-A oxidizer latch valve  exhibited two recurrences of the unexpected “closed” indication during the past 24 hours. HTV continues to fly on the RCS-B string with RCS-A available as a backup. If this occurs on the RCS-B string during free flight, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will swap to RCS-A and send a command to override the latch valve status.  If it occurs on RCS-B during Rbar approach, HTV Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) software will detect the failure and swap propulsion strings. JAXA will then send the command to override the latch valve status.  If it occurs on RCS-B during the transition to Free Drift, this transition will fail and HTV will continue to hold at the capture point. JAXA will then send a command to bypass the latch valve status check so that HTV can be commanded to Free Drift for capture. Thus far, this anomaly has only been observed on the RCS-A forward oxidizer latch valve.

http://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2013/08/08/
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: PahTo on 08/09/2013 04:24 am

Wow, to watch two spacecraft so close together!  About a second of arc separated ISS and HTV tonight, and sure enough, just prior to zenith, HTV flashed like a bolide for a second or two.  I'll have to stay up for the second 6 minute pass in 90 mins...

Thanks for the updates, Fuji.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/09/2013 05:30 am
KOUNOTORI4 Completes Third Height Adjustment Maneuver
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_ham2.html

KOUNOTORI4 completed its third Height Adjustment Maneuver (HAM2) at 1:44 p.m.,August 9.

KOUNOTORI4 will reach 5km behind the ISS, called the Approach Initiation (AI) point, at 2:31 p.m. JST (05:31 UTC)


Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 08/09/2013 06:08 am
KOUNOTORI4 Reaches 5km behind the ISS
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_ai_point.html

KOUNOTORI4 arrived at 5km behind the ISS, called the Approach Initiation (AI) point, at 2:31 p.m., August 9.

At the AI point, KOUNOTORI4 holds its approach and maintains the distance from the ISS while waiting for an approval for further approach to the ISS.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/09/2013 07:01 am
The crew is awake and asked for clarification of window closure constraints on the daily plan which oddly state they should be closed all day.  Somewhat nebulous guidance from the ground was that that is the intent but that the crew is free to open any windows they deem necessary for situational awareness during HTV capture.  If the crew is free to open the windows, then why list a constraint saying to keep them closed?  ???
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/09/2013 07:34 am
Per morning DPC, Houston confirms HTV at 5 km, in good shape, and that both Houston and the HTV control center (I can't spell it  ;D) are ready for grapple.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/09/2013 07:43 am
rendezvous software activation in work
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/09/2013 07:47 am
activating "hot" robotic work station backup
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/09/2013 08:05 am
houston is looking for HTV on the external cameras but no joy yet..
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 08/09/2013 08:09 am
HTV has executed the AI departure maneuver
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 08:09 am
HTV has executed the AI departure maneuver.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3, 2013 (19:48:46 UTC)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 08:35 am
Robotic work stations in the Lab and Cupola have been configured for HTV capture.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 08:48 am
HTV has executed the RI' maneuver.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 08:59 am
HTV is in sight at a range of about 1000 m.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 09:08 am
HTV has begun the R-bar approach.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 09:11 am
HTV is 500 m from the  ISS.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 09:29 am
Chris Cassidy just confirmed that HTV is at the 250 m hold position.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: IRobot on 08/09/2013 09:37 am
Seems NASA TV coverage will start in less than 1h.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 10:06 am
HTV has departed the 250 m hold point.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 10:10 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 10:13 am
61 m away atm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 10:30 am
Inside the capture envelope
@ 30 m
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 10:34 am
HTV at 30 m hold point.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Duds on 08/09/2013 10:39 am
at 30 m hold
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/09/2013 10:52 am
HTV has departed the 30 m hold point.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Duds on 08/09/2013 10:55 am
orbital sunrise
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 10:56 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 11:07 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Duds on 08/09/2013 11:07 am
grapple arm view
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 11:09 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 11:15 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Duds on 08/09/2013 11:16 am
go for HTV capture sequence
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: d3jf on 08/09/2013 11:21 am
HTV in free drift, arm in motion
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 11:22 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Duds on 08/09/2013 11:22 am
capture confirmed, 6.22
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: robertross on 08/09/2013 11:23 am
WOohoo! Congrats JAXA.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 11:42 am
Thanks for the coverage guys! Hopefully back for berthing...
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: John44 on 08/09/2013 12:14 pm
Rendezvous and Grapple of the Kounotori HTV-4 Cargo Vehicle to the ISS
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8426
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 12:52 pm
Preparing for capture operations. Exercise constraints in work.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 12:55 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 12:55 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:00 pm
Heh. Nothing like having the NTV intro music on full blast.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:01 pm
Orbit 2 on console.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:01 pm
JAXA CAPCOM.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:01 pm
JAXA Control Room.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:02 pm
Someone in the ISS FCR needs to grab that ISS model at the bottom of the screen and gift-wrap it for Pete! ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:03 pm
Robotics Officer.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:05 pm
I want a desk like that.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:06 pm
Not live.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:16 pm
One week to the next Russian EVA. And another six days after that.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:17 pm
When is berthing scheduled to be completed?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:21 pm
Preparing for translation to pre-install position.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:32 pm
And finally some live images.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:34 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:35 pm
Legs.....
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/09/2013 01:39 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:42 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:43 pm
Karen off to activate this:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:46 pm
Disabling thrusters on Station. Exercise constraint in work.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:49 pm
Still aligning towards RTL.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:49 pm
You can make out there's just a bit more to go for alignment.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:55 pm
Karen - and hair - hard at work with the samples for the in-space MSG box.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 01:59 pm
I think NASA TV started coverage an hour too early......
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:01 pm
Oh, we're nearly there....
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:01 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:03 pm
Looks like we're going to get an orbital sunrise during this!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:04 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/09/2013 02:04 pm
HTV-4 Flight director Maki MAEDA.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:05 pm
Still working the alignment.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:08 pm
Here comes the money shot.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 02:11 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:11 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:14 pm
It's cloudy down there.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:18 pm
Still not seeing any real change here. I suspect they may be having issues as this is really dragging on.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Duds on 08/09/2013 02:19 pm
orbital sunrise; still fine tuning alignment of berthing mechanisms; step 5 in ~20 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:19 pm
Beautiful.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:23 pm
TDRSS Handover.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 02:30 pm
Almost had that winning screenshot....then the drop
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 02:34 pm
What time is the berthing replay?
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:37 pm
Now happy with the alignment.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:38 pm
Ready to move "surface to surface" for the RTL.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 02:42 pm
Someone in the ISS FCR needs to grab that ISS model at the bottom of the screen and gift-wrap it for Pete! ;D

while your in the area, down the next isle is this (sexy for a cargo ship)model.
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 02:50 pm
Something about being off on the timeline?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 02:55 pm
Still 30 minutes away from bolting.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:19 pm
RTL indications now being seen.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:21 pm
Bolting about to begin.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:28 pm
First stage capture complete.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:29 pm
SSMRS to limp.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:31 pm
Go for second stage capture.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:32 pm
There's Chris keeping an eye on it.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 03:33 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:34 pm
Compared to HTV-3, this is one hour behind schedule in the process.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:34 pm
Second set of Bolts being driven.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 03:36 pm
Great live pics, worth the wait.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:36 pm
Lots of pondering!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:39 pm
Second stage capture.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/09/2013 03:39 pm
got to love these, shows a more human side to work on the ISS.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:40 pm
11:38am EDT for capture complete!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2013 03:42 pm
Pete's article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-htv-4-berths-with-the-iss/
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Rocket Science on 08/09/2013 03:45 pm
Congrats to all the teams, well done! Thanks for the great coverage .  :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: robertross on 08/09/2013 03:47 pm
11:38am EDT for capture complete!

Thanks Chris.

Great job by the crew.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/09/2013 04:06 pm
Karen L. Nyberg ‏@AstroKarenN
#HTV4, with its red & green lights, approaching #ISS from below as we passed over Houston earlier today.
https://twitter.com/AstroKarenN/status/365864026774847488/photo/1
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/09/2013 04:11 pm
My congratulations!!!

Japanese Cargo Ship Arrives at ISS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAWo0HjUyOc

Japanese Cargo Ship Attached to ISS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b02_UAo6nGw
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: John44 on 08/09/2013 05:52 pm
Berthing of the “Kounotori” HTV-4 Cargo Vehicle to the ISS
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8427
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: jacqmans on 08/09/2013 08:28 pm
August 10, 2013 (JST)

Successful berthing of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI 4" (HTV4) to the International Space Station (ISS)


The H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI 4" (HTV4) started its final approach to the International Space Station (ISS), and was captured by the ISS robotic arm at 8:22 p.m. on August 9 (JJapanese Standard Time, JST).  After being maneuvered by the arm, the HTV4 was successfully berthed to the ISS at 3:38 a.m. on August 10 (JST).

Upon  berthed to the ISS, the internal and external cargo will be unloaded by the onboard crew.

Reference Link: You can find out more detailed information on the following Web site.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/



Comment by JAXA President

Successful berthing of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori 4" (HTV4) to the International Space Station (ISS)


The H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori 4" (HTV4), launched from Tanegashima Space Center by the H-IIB launch vehicle 4 on August 4, 2013, has successfully berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) as planned.

This was the first time that I witnessed its berthing operation, which has been receiving very high appreciation from other space agencies, and I shared the joy of success with the "Kounotori" operation team members in the control room at Tsukuba Space Center.

With the successful berthing to the ISS, we have marked a significant  milestone in "Kounotori 4" mission. We will be making efforts toward the achievement of all remaining mission operations including transfer of cargo, departure from the ISS, and re-entry into the atmosphere.

August 10, 2013
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Naoki Okumura, President


URL:
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/08/20130810_kounotori4_e.html

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/09/2013 10:33 pm
Live on the ISS feed right now - a view of HTV-4 on Node 2 Nadir.

Looks like the SSRMS has grappled the EP in order to provide power to the payload/ORUs on the EP.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/10/2013 02:20 am
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20130810-OYT1T00297.htm

the present to the crew, in the icebox that carried this time, put the kiwi and apples from Japan.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/10/2013 06:21 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/10/2013 09:15 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/10/2013 09:43 am
Crew outfitting vestibule between Node 2 and HTV.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/10/2013 09:51 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: dsmillman on 08/10/2013 11:12 am
HTV hatch open!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/10/2013 11:15 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/10/2013 01:54 pm
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20130810-OYT1T00297.htm (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20130810-OYT1T00297.htm)

the present to the crew, in the icebox that carried this time, put the kiwi and apples from Japan.

The Kounotori has delivered again  :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: jacqmans on 08/10/2013 02:03 pm
Luca Parmitano:  I had the honor to be the first to enter Kounotori 4! #HTV4 #Volare pic.twitter.com/OlMoGoUaab
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/10/2013 04:26 pm
Cargo day @ the ISS
 
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/10/2013 04:35 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/10/2013 04:40 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/10/2013 06:09 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/10/2013 09:07 pm
Just thought: This mission now puts JAXA back in the lead for the coveted position of "Agency/company with the highest number of successful flights of USOS cargo vehicles".

Current standings:
1st place - JAXA - 4 flights
2nd place - SpaceX - 3 flights
3rd place - Orbital - 0 flights

Whenever ISS retires, the winner gets a trophy from me! Will have to be a budget trophy though - brass, not gold. :D


Anyway, here's a nice view of HTV-4:
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Prober on 08/10/2013 09:44 pm
Just thought: This mission now puts JAXA back in the lead for the coveted position of "Agency/company with the highest number of successful flights of USOS cargo vehicles".

Current standings:
1st place - JAXA - 4 flights
2nd place - SpaceX - 3 flights
3rd place - Orbital - 0 flights

Whenever ISS retires, the winner gets a trophy from me! Will have to be a budget trophy though - brass, not gold. :D


Anyway, here's a nice view of HTV-4:

We can print you out a nice trophy and you can put gold foil on it.  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Artyom. on 08/12/2013 04:27 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: John44 on 08/12/2013 05:13 pm
"Kounotori" HTV-4 Cargo Vehicle Update
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8430
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: Space Pete on 08/12/2013 07:35 pm
http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=490
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Space Pete on 08/12/2013 08:19 pm
ISS Crew Entered KOUNOTORI4 Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC). Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) was Completed.

Last Updated: August 12, 2013

The ISS Expedition 36 crew entered the HTV4 Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) at 8:11 p.m., August 10.

At 6:07 a.m. on August 12, removal of the HTV4 Exposed Pallet (EP) on the Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) was started by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The EP was then transfered and installed to the Kibo's Exposed Facility (EF) at 0:59 p.m. on the same day.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/130812_htv4.html
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Prober on 08/13/2013 01:33 pm
Wonders if L2 has some Hi res HTV pics  :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Prober on 08/16/2013 11:54 am
few screen grabs for today
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 08/19/2013 12:40 pm
Here are some absolutely stunning twilight launch photos collected by JAXA from the public! http://space.jaxa.jp/countdown/htv4/launch_j.html (http://space.jaxa.jp/countdown/htv4/launch_j.html)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (August 3, 2013) and berthing (August 9, 2013)
Post by: yoichi on 08/21/2013 09:36 am
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20130810-OYT1T00297.htm

the present to the crew, in the icebox that carried this time, put the kiwi and apples from Japan.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-36/html/iss036e032518.html
(http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-36/lores/iss036e032518.jpg)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: jcm on 08/24/2013 04:17 am
When will the robotics happen to move STP4, MBSU and UTA from the HTV EP
(now on the end of Kibo) to their locations
on ELC2 and ELC4?

Or did I miss it?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Lewis007 on 08/24/2013 11:58 am
When will the robotics happen to move STP4, MBSU and UTA from the HTV EP
(now on the end of Kibo) to their locations
on ELC2 and ELC4?

Or did I miss it?

Some news on this in the Aug 23 ISS update:
As the crew wrapped up their day aboard the station, the robotics team at Houston’s Mission Control Center went to work to begin moving the Mobile Transporter railcar that runs along the station’s truss segment to support the relocation of the Canadarm2 robotic arm.  Either end of 57-foot Canadarm2 can be used as its anchor point, giving it the unique ability to walk around the station. The robotics team will command the arm to “walk off” the Harmony’s power and data grapple fixture to a similar fixture on the Mobile Base System. Canadarm2 is being prepared for the upcoming ground-commanded robotic movement of spare parts from the Exposed Pallet now residing on the front porch of the Japanese Kibo Module to their proper locations on the truss of the station. The Exposed Pallet was delivered to the station inside the unpressurized section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 on Aug. 9.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/science-post-spacewalk-activities-for-station-crew/#.Uhifjn8njfM
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: jcm on 08/24/2013 04:29 pm
When will the robotics happen to move STP4, MBSU and UTA from the HTV EP
(now on the end of Kibo) to their locations
on ELC2 and ELC4?

Or did I miss it?

Some news on this in the Aug 23 ISS update:
As the crew wrapped up their day aboard the station, the robotics team at Houston’s Mission Control Center went to work to begin moving the Mobile Transporter railcar that runs along the station’s truss segment to support the relocation of the Canadarm2 robotic arm.  Either end of 57-foot Canadarm2 can be used as its anchor point, giving it the unique ability to walk around the station. The robotics team will command the arm to “walk off” the Harmony’s power and data grapple fixture to a similar fixture on the Mobile Base System. Canadarm2 is being prepared for the upcoming ground-commanded robotic movement of spare parts from the Exposed Pallet now residing on the front porch of the Japanese Kibo Module to their proper locations on the truss of the station. The Exposed Pallet was delivered to the station inside the unpressurized section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 on Aug. 9.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/science-post-spacewalk-activities-for-station-crew/#.Uhifjn8njfM
So I guess my hunch that it was about time was correct!
And in the most recent daily status the plan is

Friday, 8/23: , MT Translation WS4 to WS6
Saturday, 8/24:   Ground MSS Operations to retrieve the HTV4 MBSU and UTA
Sunday, 8/25: Ground MSS Operations to mate the HTV4 MBSU and UTA FRAMs on ISS

but no way to follow it live I guess

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: psloss on 08/24/2013 05:43 pm
Friday, 8/23: , MT Translation WS4 to WS6
Saturday, 8/24:   Ground MSS Operations to retrieve the HTV4 MBSU and UTA
Sunday, 8/25: Ground MSS Operations to mate the HTV4 MBSU and UTA FRAMs on ISS

but no way to follow it live I guess
You might try the ISS live stream (or Live ISS stream) which generally relays one of the downlink feeds:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/iss_ustream.html

(I think the Windows Media stream is still available...I think.)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Space Pete on 08/26/2013 07:40 pm
Due to the compete lack of info from anywhere else, I asked the CSA via Twitter about the status of the Dextre ops.

They replied that yesterday (25 Aug), Dextre installed the MBSU onto ESP-2 FRAM #4, which is in line with what the latest FPIP chart on L2 shows (it had been previously reported that the MBSU would go to ELC-2). Per NASA's latest ISS update, the UTA was also installed yesterday (onto ELC-4 FRAM #4).

The MT is now translating back to the Port side of the Truss in order for Dextre to pick up STP-H4 from the HTV EP, and install it on ELC-1 FRAM #3. STP-H3 will then be removed from ELC-3 and installed onto the HTV EP for disposal.

Attached are some screenshots from the ISS feed showing Dextre's activities today.

[Rant]
I must say, coverage of ISS robotic ops is abysmal lately. I thought it was bad last year when JAXA only published a status update once the ops had already started, but this year they didn't even do that. There has been no info on the NASA or CSA websites, apart from a brief note in today's ISS update that the MBSU and UTA have been installed. No information on where they were installed, no prior information on times for the operations so that I could check the ISS feed, no screenshots or status of the latest ops, not even a single Tweet about it (although the CSA Twitter folks are very good at answering technical questions). I know 99% of people don't care, but I wish NASA/JAXA/CSA wouldn't just forget about the biggest fans. I doubt it would cost anything extra to provide just some brief insight into what is happening on the world's only operational HSF platform.
[/Rant]
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Prober on 08/26/2013 07:51 pm
thanks for keeping an eye on things Pete
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Fuji on 08/26/2013 11:52 pm
NASA's official words.

Quote
In preparation for the upcoming departure of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4), Nyberg gathered items for disposal inside the cargo ship while Cassidy scavenged its light bulbs for re-use aboard the station.  On Sept. 4,  the station’s 57-foot Canadarm2 robotic arm will unberth HTV-4 from the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony node.  The unpiloted cargo ship will be commanded to de-orbit on Sept. 7 for a destructive re-entry over the south Pacific Ocean.

As the crew wrapped up their day aboard the station, the robotics team at Houston’s Mission Control Center went to work to stow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator and move Canadarm2 a new location.  The team used the robotic hardware over the weekend to remove a spare Main Bus Switching Unit and a spare Utility Transfer Assembly from the Exposed Pallet and attach the spares to stowage locations on the station’s truss. The Exposed Pallet, which was delivered to the station inside the  unpressurized section of HTV-4 and attached to the “front porch” of the Kibo module two weeks ago, will be grappled by Canadarm2 and returned to HTV-4 on Friday.
http://www.nasa.gov/content/station-crew-works-with-science-cargo-ships/#.UhvltH9GyM8


From NASA TV schedule
Quote
September 4, Wednesday

11 a.m. - Expanded “Space Station Live” Including Coverage of the Release of the HTV-4 Cargo Ship from the ISS (HTV-4 Release Scheduled at appx. 12 Noon ET)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html#.UhvVhn9GyM8


Quote
The Space Test Program-Houston 3 (STP-H3) was deactivated in preparation for its disposal on the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4). The STP-H3 has been in orbit since May 2011 and has accomplished all its primary science goals.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/wklysumm_week_of_aug12/#.UhvlsX9GyM8
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: jcm on 08/27/2013 06:27 pm
Due to the compete lack of info from anywhere else, [...]

[Rant]
I must say, coverage of ISS robotic ops is abysmal lately. I thought it was bad last year when JAXA only published a status update once the ops had already started, but this year they didn't even do that. There has been no info on the NASA or CSA websites, apart from a brief note in today's ISS update that the MBSU and UTA have been installed. No information on where they were installed, no prior information on times for the operations so that I could check the ISS feed, no screenshots or status of the latest ops, not even a single Tweet about it (although the CSA Twitter folks are very good at answering technical questions). I know 99% of people don't care, but I wish NASA/JAXA/CSA wouldn't just forget about the biggest fans. I doubt it would cost anything extra to provide just some brief insight into what is happening on the world's only operational HSF platform.
[/Rant]

Ah, I was about to make a similar rant, but you said it more eloquently.
Yes. Sigh.
Thank you, thank you for getting some info out!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Space Pete on 08/27/2013 09:30 pm
From the ISS feed - Dextre about to grapple a Micro Square Fixture (MSF) on the FRAM of either STP-H4 or STP-H3.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Fuji on 08/28/2013 12:45 am
ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/26/13
http://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2013/08/26/

Quote
Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Status and Operations:  Saturday, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and used the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) on the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to remove the Utility Transfer Assembly (UTA) from the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) 4 Exposed Pallet (EP) and to install it on the SPDM Enhanced On-Orbit Replaceable Unit (ORU) Temporary Platform (EOTP).  The team then removed the Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) from the HTV4 EP and configured the MSS for translate.  Finally the Robotics Ground Controllers translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite (WS) 6 to WS2.

On Sunday, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and used the SPDM on the SSRMS to install the MBSU on ESP 2 Site 4.  Then, again using the SPDM on the SSRMS, they picked up the UTA from the SPDM Enhanced ORU EOTP and installed it on EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to the Space Station (EXPRESS) Logistics Carrier (ELC) 4 Site 4.

Today,Robotics Ground Controllers have powered up the MSS and are proceeding with stowing the SPDM on Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) 2.  They will then walk the SSRMS off MBS PDGF1 and onto MBS PDGF3.  Finally the Robotics Ground Controllers will pick up the SPDM with the SSRMS.  The SSRMS walkoff is being done to improve the SSRMS/SPDM reach towards Space Test Program – Houston (STP-H) 3 on ELC1 Site 3.  At the end of today’s operations the SSRMS and SPDM will be in position for the translation of the MT from WS2 to WS7 on August 27, 2013 in preparation for the start of the STP-H4 and STP-H3 operations.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Fuji on 08/29/2013 01:13 am
Quote
Cassidy also installed the FROST freezer inside the Japanese Kibo module. This freezer, which preserves test samples at very cold temperatures and can continue functioning even in the unlikely event of a power loss aboard the station, was delivered to the complex aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) earlier this month.

Overnight, the robotics team at Houston’s Mission Control Center will remotely remove the Space Test Project-3 payload from the station’s truss and place it on the Exposed Pallet, which will be placed back inside the unpressurized section of HTV-4 on Friday. 
On Sept. 4,  the station’s 57-foot Canadarm2 robotic arm will unberth HTV-4 from the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony node.  The unpiloted Japanese space freighter will be commanded to de-orbit on Sept. 7 for a destructive re-entry over the south Pacific Ocean.
http://www.nasa.gov/content/crew-powers-up-robonaut-packs-for-return-home/#.Uh53dH9GyM8
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: yoichi on 08/29/2013 06:35 am
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/130829_htv4.html

The UTA and MBSU transfer operations completed
Last Updated: August 29, 2013

Between August 24-25 (US time), spare parts of the Utility Transfer Assembly (UTA) and the Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU), both have been carried onboard the KOUNOTORI4 Exposed Pallet (EP), were removed and installed on the temporal platform.

The HTV EP is to be reinstalled into the Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) on August 30.

On the ISS pressurized modules, transfer of the cargo from the HTV4 Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) completed. Currently ISS crew is moving disposal items to the HTV4.

HTV4's unberthing and releasing are scheduled for September 4.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Targeteer on 08/30/2013 02:05 pm
The crew is attempting to return the external pallet to HTV-4 but they are not getting the latch indications they expect with the SSRMS position indications they have.  Luca is working a procedure to give the pallet and extra "shove" overriding SSRMS position readouts.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Space Pete on 08/30/2013 02:41 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: jacqmans on 08/31/2013 07:25 am
Report #13-272 

LIVE: Watch Japanese Cargo Ship Leave International Space Station 

NASA Television will air live the departure of a Japanese cargo ship from the International Space Station at noon Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA will use the station's robotic arm to detach the H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-4 from the space station's Harmony module. This will wrap up a month's stay at the
orbiting laboratory, during which time more than 3.5 tons of supplies and spare parts were unloaded from the vehicle onto the space station. The departure frees up a space station docking port for the arrival of
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus cargo vehicle in late September.
 
NASA TV coverage will begin at 11 a.m. EDT with an expanded edition of "Space Station Live," featuring activities surrounding the HTV-4 departure.

HTV-4 launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on a Japanese H-IIB rocket Aug. 3. It arrived at the space station Aug. 9 and was installed on Harmony several hours after being grappled by Nyberg.
 
For information on the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
 
For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: jcm on 09/01/2013 12:57 am
The crew is attempting to return the external pallet to HTV-4 but they are not getting the latch indications they expect with the SSRMS position indications they have.  Luca is working a procedure to give the pallet and extra "shove" overriding SSRMS position readouts.

Ouch - did they resolve this?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/01/2013 12:57 pm
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/130830_htv4_ep.html

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of the HTV4 was reinstalled into KOUNOTORI's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC).
Last Updated: August 30, 2013

After removed from the EF by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), the EP was handed off to the station's robotic arm (Space Station Remote Manipulator System: SSRMS). Then, the EP was stowed into KOUNOTORI's ULC at 11:35 p.m. on August 30.

The US payload Space Test Program - Houston 3 (STP-H3), which is no longer necessary is mounted on the EP. It will be disposed with the HTV4's fiery reentry.

KOUNOTORI4's unberthing operations will begin on September 4 and leave the ISS on September 5.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/03/2013 06:53 am
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/09/20130903_kounotori4_e.html

H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI 4” (HTV4)
departure from the ISS and re-entry to the atmosphere


Departure from the ISS:
September 5, 2013 / 1:00 a.m.(Japanese Standard Time, JST)*

Re-entry to the atmosphere:
September 7, 2013 / 3:36 p.m.(JST)*
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/03/2013 03:42 pm
Quote
She brought equipment, science, supplies & treats from home. Now packed w/ trash, we'll say goodbye tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/AstroKarenN/status/374885158840578048/photo/1

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/03/2013 04:01 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Prober on 09/03/2013 10:48 pm
nice Screengrab
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: blister on 09/04/2013 06:40 am
"Kounotori4"(HTV4) mission is complete after press conference

Saturday 8:30 to 9:20UTC the 7th September

<Location> Tsukuba Space Center

<Interviewer>
Manned Space Mission Directorate spacecraft technology Center Tetsuo Tanaka
Manned Space Mission Directorate spacecraft technology center HTV4 flight director Maeda Maki

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
to watch at USTREAM.Webcast by NVS.

http://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=148
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 (Aug 3 2013), berthing (Aug 9 2013) & updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/04/2013 11:07 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 11:35 am
Moved for live coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 12:17 pm
HTV-4 has been unberthed ahead of release at noon Eastern.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/04/2013 12:18 pm
Quote
The HTV4 was undocked from ISS by robotics officers in Houston 8:08a.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/375230744232079361
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/04/2013 12:58 pm
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_unberth.html

KOUNOTORI4 unberthed from the ISS
Last Updated: September 4, 2013

Following the hatch closure at 11:35 a.m., September 3, KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (node 2) by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 9:07 p.m., September 4.

Later, the HTV4 will be moved to the releasing point below the station.

After released from the SSRMS, which is scheduled for 1:00 a.m. on September 5, the HTV4 will gradually get away from the ISS.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 02:23 pm
Looks like they are doing setup with the different cameras couple of good shots.
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 02:24 pm
Do we know if HTV-4 has a REBR and i-Ball onboard for entry?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 02:29 pm
Do we know if HTV-4 has a REBR and i-Ball onboard for entry?

just from memory the I ball onboard yes not sure other,
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 02:40 pm
Thanks. Apparently both are confirmed as onboard.

Ok, still working the article, so everyone keep the coverage up. I'll be around for release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 02:47 pm
Nice pre-release pic.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Kasponaut on 09/04/2013 02:51 pm
Nice pre-release pic.

Do you have a link to this stream? It's not on NASA TV.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: dsmillman on 09/04/2013 02:56 pm
It will be on NASA TV shortly at 11 AM EDT (1500 GMT).
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: input~2 on 09/04/2013 02:58 pm
NOTAMs for atmospheric re-entry over the South Pacific on Saturday
Quote
B3774/13 -  DANGER AREA NZD022 (AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) ACT. SFC - FL999, 07 SEP 06:30 2013 UNTIL 07 SEP 07:25 2013. CREATED: 19 AUG 20:59 2013
B3773/13 -  DANGER AREA NZD021 (AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) ACT. SFC - FL999, 07 SEP 06:30 2013 UNTIL 07 SEP 07:25 2013. CREATED: 19 AUG 20:58 2013
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 02:59 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:00 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:01 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:08 pm
There's the JAXA guys.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:12 pm
50 minutes to release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:19 pm
Go for ungrapple manuever.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:20 pm
HTV-4 was not in the correct pitch attitude. Now being corrected. May be a delay of release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:21 pm
Window for release is 36 mins past the hour (not this hour, but the next). After that, they will have to wait until the next lighting window.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:28 pm
And they are now moving HTV-3 into its proper position.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 03:29 pm
HTV-4 was not in the correct pitch attitude. Now being corrected. May be a delay of release.

Heard on the other site a 20 min delay of release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:30 pm
Yeah, new release time 20 mins past the hour.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 03:43 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 03:56 pm
10 mins to go/no go for release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:04 pm
JAXA go for release.

MCC-H polling.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:06 pm
MCC-H is go for release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 04:10 pm
LOS
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:11 pm
Ku back in three mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:12 pm
Eight mins to release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:12 pm
ISS crew is go for release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:17 pm
Three mins to release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:18 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:19 pm
60 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: anik on 09/04/2013 04:20 pm
Last time it was not good release.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:21 pm
Karen issues the release command.

Release!
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:21 pm
SSRMS retreat.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:22 pm
Article - mainly from Pete's content:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/htv-4-departs-successful-iss-resupply-mission/
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:22 pm
Was a slight roll, but now stable.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 04:23 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:23 pm
Nine meters sep.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:24 pm
Standing by for first departure burn.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 04:25 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:27 pm
There it goes!

Much, much slower than HTV-3 with its abort ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:28 pm
Mike Finke speaking Japanese!

(Apparently he's fluent in Japanese).
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:29 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:30 pm
Heading into an orbital sunset.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:31 pm
31 meters sep.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 04:32 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:35 pm
45 meters sep.

Second Depature Burn coming up next.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:35 pm
53 meters. 60 seconds to the second burn.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 04:37 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:37 pm
Second burn complete.

HTV disappears from view.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/04/2013 04:40 pm
Third burn to be conducted with HTV-4 is 300 meters from Station.

I've got to run, as that's the main part successfully completed.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/04/2013 04:45 pm
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/htv4_release.html

KOUNOTORI4 Leaves the ISS
Last Updated: September 5, 2013

Using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) was moved to the releasing point below the station and released from the SSRMS at 1:20 a.m., September 5.

After the release, KOUNOTORI4 performed separation maneuvers to leave from the ISS proximity.

KOUNOTORI4 will perform three deorbit maneuvers on September 7 and is scheduled to reenter into the atmosphere at 3:36 p.m., the same day.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/04/2013 04:47 pm
Well done KOUNOTORI4 you served us very well.

Models available in the gift shop.
 
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: John44 on 09/04/2013 05:33 pm
Release of the "Kounotori" HTV-4 Cargo Vehicle
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8460

Hatch Closed of the "Kounotori" HTV-4 Cargo Vehicle
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8461
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: mlindner on 09/04/2013 05:38 pm
Mike Finke speaking Japanese!

(Apparently he's fluent in Japanese).

Not sure if fluent or not. He hasn't had much exposure to native speakers apparently. His pronunciation is very awkward, or rather he pronounces it as if he was reading a script of a transliteration and doesn't know Japanese.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Fuji on 09/04/2013 11:21 pm
Mike Finke speaking Japanese!

(Apparently he's fluent in Japanese).

Not sure if fluent or not. He hasn't had much exposure to native speakers apparently. His pronunciation is very awkward, or rather he pronounces it as if he was reading a script of a transliteration and doesn't know Japanese.

I don't think so, his Japanese is very good as non-native. We can understand his point well  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Fuji on 09/04/2013 11:24 pm
Do we know if HTV-4 has a REBR and i-Ball onboard for entry?

HTV4 has an i-ball only.
This time i-ball has slightly modified for get the more data. Check the HTV4 presskit  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: mlindner on 09/05/2013 02:23 am
Mike Finke speaking Japanese!

(Apparently he's fluent in Japanese).

Not sure if fluent or not. He hasn't had much exposure to native speakers apparently. His pronunciation is very awkward, or rather he pronounces it as if he was reading a script of a transliteration and doesn't know Japanese.

I don't think so, his Japanese is very good as non-native. We can understand his point well  ;)

Heh, guess I'm more picky. Sound's pretty off to my ears, barely understandable.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/05/2013 02:50 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMeKfz-FV48
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/05/2013 02:51 am
https://twitter.com/AstroKarenN
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/05/2013 03:34 am
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20130905-OYT1T00424.htm (Japanese)

KIROBO was activated at 8/21.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvzh3-p0FQQ&t=58s
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: AJA on 09/05/2013 11:09 am
I found a couple of images taken by i-ball (during the HTV-3 re-entry) in the HTV-4 Press Kit. Was there a video made, and is it available online? (Given i-ball is expected to fall out of the PLC, descend via parachute, and transmit data - post splashdown - to an Iridium, and the fact that we have any images at all from HTV-3's re-entry, I'd assume we'd have video too... provided the camera recorded video) One picture is from the forward facing camera - of the glowing hatch (at an 80 km altitude), and the next picture is from the rear facing camera - of the HTV itself (at a 70 km altitude).

I was going to say that the video would be very cool, but I'm not sure it wouldn't also acquire a sombreness, in context of Columbia.

The brochure also says that the i-ball will be gathering temperature data from the PLC (explicitly differentiating it from the temperature inside the i-ball), as well as pressure of the PLC. But, are all the sensors on/in the i-ball? Does it have a (what would have to be) quick disconnect/wireless data interface with the vehicle instrumentation itself?

Aerospace Corp (who make the REBR) mention (http://cords.aerospace.org/rebr/) wireless data-link integration with host vehicle instrumentation under scope for further work, implying that the flown versions only had internal sensors (admittedly, the article is dated), and only collected data until breakup (why? Data of just the REBR would've been especially useful in modelling remnants of supposed-to-have-burnt-up vehicles which do reach the ground)


Btw, was Kirobo a COTS birth, or did JAXA specially design him?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Fuji on 09/06/2013 12:36 am
I found a couple of images taken by i-ball (during the HTV-3 re-entry) in the HTV-4 Press Kit. Was there a video made, and is it available online?
No video. Still photos only (following photos are almost all).
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/120914_iball.html


The brochure also says that the i-ball will be gathering temperature data from the PLC (explicitly differentiating it from the temperature inside the i-ball), as well as pressure of the PLC. But, are all the sensors on/in the i-ball? Does it have a (what would have to be) quick disconnect/wireless data interface with the vehicle instrumentation itself?

AT the HTV3, i-Ball sensors wer in the i-ball.
HTV4 i-Ball has modified. See the following information.
ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/03/13
http://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2013/09/03/
Quote
Cassidy installed three IBALL thermocouple-plates on the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). The individual thermocouple plates were placed on the Resupply Rack (HRR), HTV Aft, and Port bulkheads.


Btw, was Kirobo a COTS birth, or did JAXA specially design him?

Kirobo is commercial project. JAXA is not related the development.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/06/2013 02:55 am
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: baldusi on 09/06/2013 02:50 pm
I still think it's the most aesthetically beautiful of the robotic capsules (with Dragon a close second).
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Prober on 09/06/2013 06:17 pm
I still think it's the most aesthetically beautiful of the robotic capsules (with Dragon a close second).

I agree with you, and would add that its still to beautiful to use to carry trash.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: robertross on 09/07/2013 12:09 am
I still think it's the most aesthetically beautiful of the robotic capsules (with Dragon a close second).

I agree with you, and would add that its still to beautiful to use to carry trash.

I agree as well. Sad to see such a lovely craft destined for garbage disposal.

But we thank you anyway Kounotori, the White Stork, and JAXA on a most fine excecution.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/07/2013 04:10 am
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-4/news/

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

KOUNOTORI4 performed its first de-orbit maneuvers for reentry (September 7, 2013)
KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) performed its first de-orbit maneuver for reentry into Earth's atmosphere at 9:07a.m., September 7. KOUNOTORI4 will perfom two more maneuvers and is scheduled to reenter the atmosphere at 3:36 p.m.

KOUNOTORI4 performed its second de-orbit maneuvers for reentry (September 7, 2013)
KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) performed its second de-orbit maneuvers for reentry into Earth's atmosphere at 10:37 a.m., September 7. KOUNOTORI4 is scheduled to reenter the atmosphere at 3:36p.m.

KOUNOTORI4 performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry(September 7, 2013)
At 3:11 p.m. on September 7, KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) performed the third de-orbit maneuver for reentry into Earth's atmosphere. The HTV4's reentry is scheduled for 3:36 p.m.

KOUNOTORI4 Mission Completed
KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) descended to an altitude of 120km and reentered Earth's atmosphere around 3:37p.m. on September 7. KOUNOTORI4 successfully completed its cargo supply mission to the ISS.
Estimated Reentry Time   3:37 p.m. September 7
Estimated Splashdown Time   3:49 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. September 7
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: yoichi on 09/07/2013 12:33 pm
HTV-4 reentry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2NwfBV1vlA
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: woods170 on 09/07/2013 07:51 pm
Great end of a flawless mission. Looking forward to the fifth HTV mission already.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Space Pete on 09/07/2013 08:44 pm
Congrats Japan on another great mission, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to offer for the 2020 Olympics. :)
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: ugordan on 09/07/2013 08:56 pm
HTV-4 reentry

This is footage taken from ISS?
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Fuji on 09/07/2013 09:58 pm
HTV-4 reentry

This is footage taken from ISS?

Yes.
Here is some information from HTV4 presskit.
Quote
Figure 5.1-2 Trajectory differences with the HTV3 and HTV4
In the HTV4 mission, in order to shoot the reentry of the HTV4, Descending Maneuver (DSM) 3 and 4 will be added to let the HTV4 descend and fly single Earth orbit ahead of the ISS. At the timing of the HTV returns and flies below the ISS, HTV’s De-Orbit Maneuver (DOM) will be performed.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Fuji on 09/10/2013 12:03 am
Unfortunately a part of i-ball data were lost.
JAXA announced ambiguous simple status report in Japanese.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/mission/htv-4/

Acceleration data and positioning data were gained. But I think photos were not recieved.
Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Artyom. on 09/11/2013 09:37 am
Quote
A stationary camera onboard the International Space Station took this picture of the Japanese HTV-4 cargo spacecraft as it entered Earth's atmosphere on Sept. 7, subsequently burning up.

 :o 8)

Title: Re: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Berthing and Undocking Updates
Post by: Fuji on 09/12/2013 04:51 am
ISS "Firestation" to Explore the Tops of Thunderstorms
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/10sep_firestation/

Quote
The experiment was delivered to the ISS on August 3, 2013, by the Japanese robotic cargo vessel "Kounotori-4." It has since been installed on the station's exterior by the station’s robotic arm.  All of the sensors were checked out at the end of August and full-time science operations are slated to begin in early September 2013.


Firestation is part of STP-H4.