JAXA spacecraft carries science, technology to the Space Station
by Melissa Gaskill for ISS News
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 10, 2019
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) cargo ship H-II Transfer Vehicle-8 (HTV-8) is scheduled to lift off Sept. 10 at 5:33 p.m. EDT (6:33 a.m. Japan Standard Time) to the International Space Station from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center, 10 years after JAXA launched its first HTV mission. HTV-8 arrives at the space station on Sept. 14.
Here are details about some of the scientific investigations and facilities heading to the orbiting lab on HTV-8.
Preparing for dusty landings
Scientists are conducting similar research on regolith and granular materials using the space station's Hermes research facility. Hermes provides long duration exposure to microgravity and the vacuum of space.
Better space-to-ground and space-to-space communication
SOLISS is an optical system mounted on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), an external platform providing continuous exposure to space for a variety of experiments.
SOLISS technology allows transmission of large amounts of data from the space station, as well as from satellites in geostationary orbit to ground stations.
Predicting flammability in microgravity
This investigation demonstrates a new way to predict flammability in microgravity that could fill this gap and significantly improve fire safety aboard spacecraft on future exploration missions. Final components of the FLARE module arrive on the cargo ship.
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle
Paris (ESA) Sep 04, 2019
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