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Rocket: H-2B
Payload: H-2 Transfer Vehicle
Date: September 10, 2009
Window: 1701 GMT (1:01 p.m. EDT)
Site: Launch Pad 2, Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan

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H-2B rocket poised on launch pad

This collection of images shows the maiden H-2B rocket sitting at Launch Pad No. 2 of the Yoshinobu launch complex as the sun sets over scenic Tanegashima, Japan. The new rocket is being readied to launch the first H-2 Transfer Vehicle with supplies for the International Space Station.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now









Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

 

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