The unpiloted spacecraft designed by Japanese cargo has been installed today at around 10.46 am EDT to the Earth-facing port of the ISS’s Harmony module, where it is expected to remain there for almost two months.
Further, the expedition 63 commander Chris Cassidy of NASA, with the help of Russian flight engineer has operated the station’s canadarm2 robotic arm from the station’s cupola and grappled the 12-ton spacecraft.
Out of 4 tons, cargo which is aboard of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s unpiloted vehicle were investigations testing a new live streaming educational tool, microscope and telescope.
After so many struggles and dependencies for over 20 years, humans are now started to live and work continuously to reach the international space station, using the advanced technologies and scientific knowledge making a breakthrough in research aspect.
According to the national statistics taken, around 239 people across 19 countries have visited the microgravity laboratory that involved in hosting more than 2800 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries.
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