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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Late cargo accessing to the HTV4 completed. The hatch was closed.

Last Updated: August 2, 2013

In the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) of the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC), late cargo accessing to the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) was done twice from July 31-August 1 for the cargo that needs to be loaded just prior to the launch, which includes experiment samples and space food.

After the cargo loading completion, the hatch was closed. Undergoing final inspection, the preparation for the launch was completed. HTV4 launch is scheduled for AUgust 4.

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