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Monitoring the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle as it approaches the ISS
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- Title Monitoring the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle as it approaches the ISS
- Released 25/09/2009 11:36 am
- Copyright NASA
ISS020-E-040846 (17 Sept. 2009) --- At the Canadarm2 work station in the Destiny laboratory, NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, both Expedition 20 flight engineers, monitor the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) as it approaches the International Space Station. Once the HTV was in range, Stott, De Winne and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk (out of frame), flight engineer, 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.