HTV-3 is successfuly grabbed by robot arm and berthed on International Space Station

by | Jul 27, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The HTV-3 Japanese cargo spacecraft has been successfully captured in orbit using the Canadarm 2 robot arm aboard the International Space Station at 1223 GMT on 27 July.  Berthing with the forward facing port of the Harmony module occured at 1419 GMT with the final bolt tightening of the latching operation being completed at 1435 GMT.  JAXA astonaut Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide was responsible for the control of the berthing procedure.

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