Author Topic: LIVE: H-IIB HTV-4 - Launch, Berthing and Undocking Updates  (Read 182266 times)

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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 (look for several tweets on Oct. 14-15)
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 06:16 pm by Satori »
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #5 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).
« Last Edit: 12/08/2012 08:47 pm by Space Pete »
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #6 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
« Last Edit: 02/21/2013 12:25 am by Fuji »

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #8 on: 02/24/2013 08:00 pm »
"Additionally, Japanís 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/
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #9 on: 02/24/2013 11:41 pm »
"Additionally, Japanís 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!?!

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #11 on: 04/28/2013 08:38 am »
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 2013
« Reply #15 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

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
« Reply #16 on: 06/19/2013 10:24 am »
some pictures of HTV-4
from http://twitpic.com/photos/koumeiShibata

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
« Reply #17 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)
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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
« Reply #18 on: 06/20/2013 11:50 am »
HTV4kounotori rollout.
Movie by NVS in TNSC.

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Re: H-IIB launch with HTV-4 - August 3/4, 2013
« Reply #19 on: 06/20/2013 01:19 pm »
HTV4kounotori rollout.

This is not rollaut video. HTV4 open medeia event video ;)

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