Japanese HTV-2 Departs Space Station

By Mark Carreau .

HOUSTON — Japan’s HTV-2 cargo capsule departed the International Space Station on March 28, signaling a post-earthquake resumption of command and control over major ISS operations by flight controllers at the Tsukuba Space Center, northeast of Tokyo.

The trash-laden freighter, christened Kounotori, is scheduled to make a destructive plunge into the Earth’s ...

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