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Japan launches rocket with supplies for International Space Station

2018-09-23 08:40
Japan's space agency launched a supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The JAXA Kounotori7 cargo ship (also known as HTV-7) took off from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. The launch had been delayed by a few days due to technical problems and bad weather. The ISS will reportedly receive six new lithium-ion batteries for its power system from the Kounotori7. Space.com reported that the spacecraft was also carrying a series of tiny satellites for studies, including one for a space elevator technology test. Credit