The launch time of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 3 with the KOUNOTORI3 has been set for 11:06:18 a.m. on July 21 (Sat.), 2012.
At the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) of the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC), final preparation for KOUNOTORI launch continues.
KOUNOTORI3 was installed onto the H-IIB launch vehicle.
On July 1, the HTV on the PAF was encapsulated in the payload fairing, a cover to protect the payload from air resistance, friction and the acoustic vibrations which occur during launch.
JAXA's H-II Transfer Vehicle, KOUNOTORI3 (HTV3)'s integrated system checkout is being conducted smoothly.
The first modules of KOUNOTORI 3 (HTV3) have arrived at the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC).
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