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Monitoring the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle as it approaches the ISS
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- Title Monitoring the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle as it approaches the ISS
- Released 25/09/2009 11:37 am
- Copyright NASA
ISS020-E-040881 (17 Sept. 2009) --- At the Canadarm2 work station in the Destiny laboratory, ESA astronaut Frank De Winne monitors the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) as it approaches the International Space Station. Once the HTV (visible on the computer screens) was in range, De Winne, NASA astronaut Nicole Stott (out of frame) and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk (out of frame), all Expedition 20 flight engineers, used the Station's robotic arm to grab the cargo craft and attach it to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. The attachment was completed at 00:26 CEST on 18 September 2009.