Category: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Event Format: Rocket Launch
Date: August 3, 2013
Location: Tanegashima Space Center, Minamitane, Kagoshima Prefecture JP
Launch Time: 3:48 p.m. ET - 19:48 GMT - 4:48 a.m. JST
Broadcast: LIVE on SpaceRef starting at approximately 3:00 p.m. ET. Check back for link.
The KOUNOTORI is an unmanned cargo transporter to be launched by the H-IIB launch vehicle. It is designed to deliver up to six tons of supplies including food, clothes, and experiment devices to the ISS in orbit at an altitude of about 400 kilometers and return with spent equipment, used clothing, and other waste material. The KOUNOTORI with waste material is incinerated when it makes a re-entry into the atmosphere.
Web Site Address: http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/htv/index_e.html