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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Last updated: June 12, 2012

Payload

HTV Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC)

Percentage of supplies and equipment to be loaded in CTB

Percentage of supplies and equipment to be loaded in CTB

Approximately 3.5 metric tons of cargo will be loaded in the PLC. Each supply is packed in the Cargo Transfer Bags (CTBs) respectively, and the bags are stored in the HTV Re-supply Racks (HRRs) or strapped to HRRs. In total, eight HRRs will be loaded in the PLC. The cargo includes the followings:

Utilization payload
  • Aquatic Habitat (AQH)
  • JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) and five small satellites (CubeSats)
  • Re-entry Data Recorder (i-Ball), ReEntry Breakup Recorder (REBR)
System cargo for the Japanese Experiment Module, Kibo and NASA
  • Catalytic Reactor (ORU, a part of water processing system)
  • Kibo's coolant water circulation pump
Japanese space food, beverages, snacks that will be consumed by astronauts
Commodities and clothes for astronauts

CTBs are available in various sizes

CTBs are available in various sizes

HRR

HRR

PLC with HRRs and CTBs loaded

PLC with HRRs and CTBs loaded

HTV Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC)

The HTV Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) carries 1.1 metric tons of unpressurized cargo to be attached to Kibo's Exposed Facility (EF).

MCE

MCE

Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE)
NASA's Space Communications and Navigation Testbed (SCAN Testbed)


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