Sun Glints Off Of Arriving Space Cargo Vehicle


Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle

Japan's Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen during final approach towards the International Space Station.

The unpiloted cargo craft, named "Kounotori," which is Japanese for "white stork," is loaded with more than four-and-a-half tons of research and supplies, including water, spare parts and experiment hardware.

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