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Japan launchs world’s biggest transport space ship for space station

Japan has successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft “Kounotori8” towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Tanegashima Space Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in southwestern Japan. The acronym ‘Kounotori8’ stands for “white stork” in Japanese & intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS.

Japan launches ‘Space Junk’ collector

Japan has launched a cargo ship carrying a ‘space junk’ collector made with the help of a fishnet company to the International Space Station (ISS). The cargo ship will carry space junk collector and other materials like batteries and drinking water for the astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS). A capsule named Kounotori ..

Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2)

HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, manoeuvrable aircraft that can glide through the Earth’s atmosphere at a top speed of 21,580 kmph. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched it atop a rocket recently from Vandenberg Air Force Base, but lost contact with it after the vehicle successfully separated from the booster and entered ..