Unmanned space carrier “Konotore” last launch ed. May 21 at 2:37 a.m.
The launch of the No. 9, the last of The Konotore, a Japanese unmanned space transport ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station, was launched at Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 2:31 a.m. on The 21st. This is scheduled to be detached in about 15 minutes.
The H2B rocket, which was carrying the Japanese unmanned space transport ship Konotore I’m carrying, was launched from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 2:31 a.m. on The 21st.
At about 1a.m., about a minute after the launch, we plan to separate the “Konotoki” around the altitude of 1km.
Konotoori is a cylindrical spacecraft with a total length of 1 meter and a diameter of 1 meter, and was developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to transport supplies to the International Space Station, which is orbiting the Earth at an altitude of about 1 km.
The maximum capacity to transport supplies to the International Space Station is capable of carrying more than six tons of supplies, but this unit is expected to finish operation.
“Konotore” began operation 11 years ago in 2009, and has been successful in launching all eight aircraft so far, and if the launch of the last unit is successful, it will deliver approximately 50 tons of supplies together.
JAXA plans to develop the HTV-X as a successor to Konotori and launch it by the end of next year, carry supplies to the International Space Station, and also to the gateway, a space station that orbits the moon that is scheduled to be built in the future.
After being cut off from the rocket, the “Konotore” aircraft will reach an altitude of around 1km and arrive at the International Space Station on The 25th of this month.