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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Installation of MCE has started

Last Updated: August 9, 2012
MCE being transfered from the EP

MCE being transfered from the EP (Credit:JAXA/NASA)

At 6:02 p.m. on August 9, installation of the Japanese Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) has started by the Kibo's robotic arm, Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).

Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE)
(Credit: JAXA)

The MCE will be installed to port #8 of the Exposed Facility Unit (EFU) of the Kibo's Exposed Facility.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST. UTC + 9 hours)

 
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