Japan launches carrying cargo vessel
- September 24, 2018
The Japan has launched their HTV-7 resupply craft to the International Space Station at 02:52 on Sunday, 23 September.
The rocket lifted off with batteries, food and scientific experiment supplies loaded in the cargo transporter.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd had repeatedly suspended the launch plan since Sept 11 due to bad weather and equipment trouble. A rescheduled launch on Sept 15 was delayed after an abnormality in a fuel tank safety valve was discovered.
The cargo ship is also delivering a small re-entry capsule for bringing back experiment samples from the space station.