NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to International Space Station

NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday,May 20,live on NASA Television and the agencys website.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are scheduled to launch the unpiloted H-II Transport Vehicle-9 on a Japanese H-IIB rocket at 1:31 p.m.from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

The spacecraft will arrive at the station Monday May 25.Live coverage of rendezvous and grapple will begin at 6:45 a.m.Capture of HTV-9 is scheduled to occur around 8:15 a.m. HTV-9 will approach the station from below and slowly make its way toward the orbital outpost.Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA then into they are with assistance from Russian Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos will operate the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm from the stations cupola and grapple the 12-ton spacecraft.

Coverage of HTV-9s final installation will resume at 9:30 a.m. when flight controllers in mission control at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston will take over robotic arm operations and berth HTV-9.Dekho eh bhot hi vadi te viral khabr te eh khabr nu parke kro share vad to vad.The Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony module, where it will remain for two months.

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