Author Topic: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 22, 2018 (17:52 UTC)  (Read 20359 times)

Offline Olaf

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Coverage thread for HTV-7.

First reference:

Diwata-2 Cubesat, a good candidate to fly inside HTV-7.
https://spacewatch.global/2018/02/philippines-complete-diwata-2-cubesat-open-microsatellite-laboratory-late-2018/
« Last Edit: 09/20/2018 09:43 PM by input~2 »

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #1 on: 02/12/2018 01:28 PM »
Diwata-2 Cubesat, a good candidate to fly inside HTV-7.
https://spacewatch.global/2018/02/philippines-complete-diwata-2-cubesat-open-microsatellite-laboratory-late-2018/

Diwata 2 is not a cubesat and, contrary to Diwata 1, it is not designed for ISS deployment. Diwata-2 will fly with GOSAT-2 on a H-2A-202 rocket.

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/2018 01:38 PM »
Thanks for correction, but Diwata 1 was neither a cubesat.

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #3 on: 03/19/2018 02:14 PM »
Airbus delivers new life support system for the ISS
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Friedrichshafen, 19/03/2018 – Airbus has delivered the ACLS (Advanced Closed Loop System), an advanced life support system to purify air and produce oxygen for the International Space Station (ISS). The system also produces water, more or less as a by‑product of the technology. ACLS was developed by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) and is set to be used as a technology demonstrator on the ISS from summer 2018.

The ACLS extracts a portion of the carbon dioxide in the cabin atmosphere and, using hydrogen obtained from splitting water molecules, converts it to methane and water in what is known as the Sabatier process. Oxygen is then produced from this water using electrolysis. This increases overall system efficiency and reduces the need for supplies from Earth.

The ACLS will now be installed in the HTV-7 space transporter at the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan and is due to be transported to the ISS in August 2018.

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #4 on: 03/24/2018 06:48 PM »
Because my first guess was wrong, I suggest these cubesats as a candidate for HTV-7:
- BHUTAN-1 , MAYA-1 and UiTMSAT-1 as part of the BIRD project

- STARS-Me A Mother and B Daughter
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/formal_detail.php?serialnum=571

- HSKSAT
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/formal_detail.php?serialnum=534

« Last Edit: 03/25/2018 10:41 AM by Olaf »

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Re: HTV-7, September 2018
« Reply #5 on: 04/07/2018 10:00 PM »
NASA, International Partners Ready New Research Facility for Space Station
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/2017/nasa-international-partners-ready-new-research-facility-for-space-station.html
LSG (Life Sciences Glovebox)

Airbus delivers new life support system for the ISS
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/03/Airbus-delivers-new-life-support-system-for-the-ISS.html
ACLS (Advanced Closed Loop System)


« Last Edit: 04/07/2018 10:03 PM by Fuji »

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #6 on: 04/23/2018 03:49 PM »
HTV Small Re-entry Capsule (HSRC)
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2018/04/10/1402855_5.pdf


High-altitude drop test results of a simulated small re-entry capsule for the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/topics/2018/01/180111_capsule_drop_test_en.html

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #7 on: 04/29/2018 01:19 PM »
It's very interesting! It's possible to use this  small capsule in the other flight of HTV?

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Re: HTV-7, August 2018
« Reply #8 on: 05/14/2018 07:58 PM »
As I have learned today, the BIRDS-2 satellites will launched already in June 2018, so we can exclude them from HTV-7.
http://birds2.birds-project.com/

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Re: HTV-7, September 10, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 06/30/2018 05:16 PM »
Source: SFN Launch Schedule https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ , June 29 update

Change/clarification of HTV-7 launch date to September 10.
« Last Edit: 06/30/2018 05:19 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: HTV-7, September 2018
« Reply #10 on: 07/10/2018 05:42 AM »
https://twitter.com/kfacciol/status/1016498661856022528
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Today I got to help out with the review of procedures to robotically upgrade the batteries on the #ISS. We did previous power channels during #HTV6 and will be doing 2 more channels as part of the #HTV7 mission.

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Re: HTV-7, September11, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 07/13/2018 05:49 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/07/20180713_h2bf7.html

Launch Schedule of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7 aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 7
July 13, 2018 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7(H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7), the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS). Details are as follows:

Scheduled Date of Launch  : September 11, 2018
Scheduled Time of Launch  : 7:32 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST) *1
Reserved Launch Period     : September 12 through October 31, 2018 *2
Location                           : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center

*1: The launch time is subject to change as the ISS orbit is updated.
*2: Launch time and date during this period are pending, determined by the ISS operations and other status.

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 07/13/2018 11:16 AM »
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-7/
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Major payload to be delivered on board HTV7

Major payload to be delivered on board HTV7 is as follows.

Cargo in the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC)
HTV Small Re-entry Capsule: HSRC
Utilization/experiment-related items
Racks
Express Rack 9B
Express Rack 10B
Life Support Rack: LSR(ESA Payload)
Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) and LSG Launch support rack
Loop Heat Pipe Radiator: LHPR
Cargo for the onboard crew
Fresh Food
Crew Provisioning Items

Cargo in the Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC)
ISS Li-ion battery orbital Replacement Units (ORUs)

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 07/21/2018 01:37 PM »
HTV-7 Press-kit(PDF:8.21MB/Japanese)

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 07/23/2018 06:09 PM »
Thanks for sharing the HTV-7 press-kit. Even though I can't read a word of Japanese, the images were very informative. Points I learned from the press-kit:
- LSG (Live Science Glovebox) takes a whole rack /HRR (HTV Resupply Rack).
- a payload attachment frame will be placed on the bulkhead without hatch. Is this new?
- The LHPE (Loop Heat Pipe Radiator) is a external experiment that will be mounted on the MPEP (the standard JEM Airlock removable table)
- It looks like JAXA is following Nanoracks by also offering a 48U cubesat deployment system for the MPEP, from 2020.
They started with 2x 3U, followed with 4x 3U and now 8x 6U. They also offer a 50kg containerised deployer.
- The small reentry capsule (HSRC) will launch inside the pressurised section of HTV. I understood that it will be placed in front of the hatch after hatch closures.
- on the unpressurised pallet 6x Li-ion and 6x battery replacement plates will be launched. 9x NiH2 batteries will be trashed.
During the period HTV is attatched to the ISS, via EVR (Canada arm2) six NiH2 batteries will be R&R'd (Removed & Replaced) by the six Li-ion batteries. A furter three NiH2 batteries will be removed via EVR. An EVA is required to place the six inhibitor plates. Three will be replacements for the three NiH2 batteries removed via EVR. Three will be placed in between the battery attatchment systems and a NiH2 battery.
The six Li-ion batteries replace 12x NiH2 batteries. During HTV6 the batteries at S4 were replaced. During HTV7 the P4 batteries will be replaced. AFAIK, HTV8 & HTV9 aree also manifested for battery replacement.
That's what I got from the press-kit.

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 08/01/2018 09:15 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/31/2018

Hardware Transfer Vehicle (HTV) On Board Training (OBT) ROBoT: Today the crew will perform self-study OBT using Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) in preparation for HTV approach and rendezvous.  They will practice HTV approach and retreat monitoring as well as HTV capture using simulated Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) operations.

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 08/02/2018 09:11 PM »
On this mission, HSRC is not only reentry module, one more reentry module is packed with H-IIB second stage lower section. This rocket reentry data acquisition system is for re-entry data collection via iridium satellite. Not recovery.

Detail is following (Japanese article)
https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20180730-671586/

Photo is here (Re-entry module is inside the white insulator).
https://news.mynavi.jp/photo/article/20180730-671586/images/004l.jpg

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 08/30/2018 01:57 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/29/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Proximity Communication System (PROX) Review and Checkout: Today the crew reviewed procedures and configured the PROX system for three days of upcoming ground commanding and systems checkouts. HTV missions use the PROX system for communication between HTV and ISS. Crew commanding to HTV via PROX utilizes a Portable Computer System (PCS) version of the Hardware Command Panel (HCP). This week’s checkout includes sending PCS HCP commands to a Ground Station (GS) at Tanegashima, Japan to verify the functionality of this capability prior to HTV launch, planned for 10-September.

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 08/31/2018 01:51 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/30/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Proximity Communication System (PROX) Review and Checkout:
Today the crew checked PROX Baseband functionality and performance by sending commands to a HTV Simulator at a ground site in Tanegashima, Japan.  HTV missions use the PROX system for communication with ISS via a Portable Computer System (PCS) version of the Hardware Command Panel (HCP). This week’s checkout is required to meet the Launch Commit Criteria (LCC) required prior to HTV-7 launch planned on 10 September.

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Re: H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 10, 2018 (22:32 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 09/04/2018 08:35 AM »
http://iss.jaxa.jp/kiboexp/news/180821_cubesat.html

Google translation
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Three ultra-small satellites to be installed in "Konomori" Unit 7 were handed over to JAXA. It was ready for launch and shipped to Tanegashima!
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"Kotonori" Unit 7 has ultra-small satellites jointly developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, as well as ultra-small satellites developed by Lehman Sat Spaces and Shizuoka University, It is housed in a satellite mounting case of JAXA 's small satellite release mechanism (J - SSOD) and transported to ISS. It is the tenth mission as CubeSat release using J - SSOD which we have been implementing since 2012. As for SPATIUM-I, it is based on a strategic partnership agreement between JAXA and Kyushu Institute of Technology to release ultra-small satellite from "Kibo" Japan Experiment Module.
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【Satellite name】 SPATIUM-I [Size: 2U]
【Institution】 Kyushu Institute of Technology / Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
【Mission】 Demonstration of electron density measurement and 3-dimensional mapping of chip scale (ultra-small) atomic clock and overlying ionosphere for mounting small satellite

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【Satellite name】 RSP-00 [Size: 1U]
【Organization】 General corporate corporation Riemann Sat Space
【Mission】 Image shooting with ground-based camera and demonstration of terrestrial transmission technology, operation test of new high-speed Radio
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【Satellite name】 STARS-Me [Size: 2U]
【Institution】 Shizuoka University
【Mission】 Small scale demonstration of orbital elevator Construction demonstration of 2 aircraft satellite + climber (moving mechanism)

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