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Archive for January 23rd, 2011

Second Japanese cargo vessel on its way to the ISS

January 23rd, 2011 by

Rocket: H-IIB F2; Payload: Kounotori 2 (HTV 2); Date: 0537 UTC; Launch Site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 15 minutes and 13 seconds after lift-off, the separation of Kounotori 2 was confirmed.

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NanoSail-D deploys solar sail

January 23rd, 2011 by

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite deployed its 9-square-meter polymer sail in low-Earth orbit and is operating as planned.

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