Japan 2-th attempt, launched carrier rocket H-2B cargo ship "Kounotori-5", which in Japanese means "stork". A good start truck, needs to dock to the International space station (ISS), was launched from the Tanegashima launch pad.
Initially, the launch of "Kounotori-5" was scheduled for August 16, but after that was twice postponed due to adverse weather conditions. As expected, the spacecraft docking with the ISS will hold a Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui, who is seated at the station with the last days of July as part of an international crew.
As informs RIA Novosti, Japanese truck must deliver to the ISS water, food and scientific equipment. In addition, to the station and sent a part of those goods that were not delivered as a result of explosion of a rocket, the Falcon 9 with a cargo ship Dragon after starting on 28 June with the American spaceport at Cape Canaveral.
On a truck, in particular, is the equipment to study the so-called "dark matter" is a kind of matter that doesn't interact with electromagnetic radiation, whereby to this day her existence in space only theoretically justified. In addition, "Kounotori-5" delivered to the ISS equipment CALET, created by scientists of Waseda University. It will be attached to the Japanese research module Kibo.
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