Japan’s HTV-5 cargo arrives at the Space Station
The H-II Transfer Vehicle, called HTV-5, arrived at the space station at 6:55 a.m. EDT (1055 GMT).
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured the unmanned cargo vehicle using a robotic arm.
“HTV-5 capture was successful!” wrote space station astronaut Kimiya Yui of Japan on Twitter. Kimiya, manned the robotic arm along with NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren. “Thank you all for your support and hard work.”
The HTV-5 spacecraft “Kounotori 5″ launched August 18. The spacecraft was loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, including water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person space station crew.