1 October 2018
SPACE reports that a small, Japanese re-entry capsule, “designed to bring back experiments from space, is gearing up for its first test flight” after arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday aboard a robotic cargo ship. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s HTV Small Re-Entry Capsule (HSRC) is designed to transport experiment samples back to Earth protected in three ways: “with passive, non-electric cooling, a ‘vacuum double layer insulation container (thermos bottle) and a heat storage unit (refrigerant),’ according to JAXA’s mission page.” (Image: JAXA’s H-II Transfer Vehcile-7 (HTV-7) captured by Canadarm2 at the ISS, 27 Sept 2018. Credit: NASA)
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