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Blastoff! Japan launches HTV-9 cargo ship to space station

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the HTV-9 cargo ship atop a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIB rocket on May 20, 2020. It’s the ninth and final flight of the expendable H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) spacecraft. — Japanese HTV cargo ship, the last of its kind, launches to International Space Station: https://www.space.com/japanese-htv-cargo-ship-final-launch-success.html

JAXA is developing the HTV-X cargo ship to fly future cargo missions to the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/JAXA

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