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Monday, July 29, 2013

Preparing KOUNOTORI 4 For Launch...

JAXA's encapsulated KOUNOTORI 4 freighter is transported to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, on July 20, 2013 (Japan Standard Time).
JAXA

On July 20 (Japan Standard Time), the encapsulated H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4, or KOUNOTORI 4) was transported from the Second Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. Inside the VAB, HTV-4 was installed onto its H-IIB rocket...which will launch Kounotori 4 on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) fourth unmanned cargo flight to the International Space Station since 2009. Liftoff is scheduled for August 4 (JST).

The KOUNOTORI 4 is lifted to the top of the VAB prior to the freighter being mated to its H-IIB launch vehicle, on July 20, 2013 (JST).
JAXA

Inside the VAB at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, KOUNOTORI 4 is installed onto its H-IIB launch vehicle...on July 20, 2013 (JST).
JAXA

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