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Docking Space Truck HTV-4 to the ISS at the Robotics Workstation

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First Posted: Aug 09, 2013 10:05 PM EDT

At the robotics workstation in the International Space Station's Cupola, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in onboard training activity in preparation for the grapple and berthing of the Japanese "Kounotori" H2 Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4), successfully executed today.

Six days after launching from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, the unpiloted Japanese Kounotori4 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4), met up with The International Space Station. The HTV-4 was launched with more than 3 1/2 tons of cargo and experiments for delivery to the ISS.

 robotics workstation in the International Space Station's Cupola, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg
(Photo : NASA)
Nyberg and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy used Canadarm2, the station's Canadian Space Agency-provided robotic arm, to reach out and capture the vehicle for its installation on the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node.

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