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Japan Delays Launch of Cargo Ship to Space Station Due to Bad Weather

Japan has delayed the launch of its H-II Transport vehicle (HTV)-5 to the International Space Station due to unfavorable weather on Monday. NASA Television will carry live coverage of the event.

Loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, including water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person space station crew, the unpiloted cargo craft, named Kounotori, Japanese for “white stork,” will travel four days to reach the station.

Rendezvous and grapple of the HTV-5 now is scheduled for approximately 7:55 a.m. on Aug. 21. NASA TV coverage will begin at 6:15 a.m. Installation coverage now will begin at 10:15 a.m., with installation occurring at approximately 10:45 a.m.

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