Japan’s Kounotori 6 Launches to ISS

Nothing really exciting in the video above, but it is a graphic reminder that there are several countries with very active space efforts. This shows a launch of the Japanese Kounotori 6 spacecraft taking 4.5 tons of supplies to the ISS.

The launch was conducted a few hours ago and will dock with the ISS on December 13. Aboard the craft is food, water, spare parts and experimental hardware. While these supplied are not critical to the ISS crew, the arrival will be timely since the last Russian supply ship failed during the launch.

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