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ЦитатаJapanese quake delayed tests on space station rocket[/size]
Posted: November 20, 2011

The launch of Japan's next space station resupply craft will likely be rescheduled for next June, giving engineers time to make up testing of the freighter's H-2B rocket after the deadly earthquake in March, according to NASA and Japanese space officials.

File photo of an H-2B rocket launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Credit: JAXA
The timing of the launch, which was previously expected in February, will also permit two U.S. commercial logistics vehicles to fly to the International Space Station in the first half of 2012.

The H-2 Transfer Vehicle is Japan's robotic spaceship for delivering scientific equipment, clothing, food, maintenance gear and unpressurized experiments and spare parts. The disposable craft completed two successful flights in 2009 and 2011.

Japan developed the H-2B rocket, a beefed-up version the proven H-2A launcher, to loft HTV payloads into orbit.

Major components of the third HTV were delivered to the launch site on Tanegashima Island this summer, but hardware for the mission's H-2B launch vehicle has not been delivered, according to Makoto Miwada, a senior spokesperson at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Miwada said the H-2B rocket, which consists of two liquid-fueled stages and four solid rocket boosters, is almost complete at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in Nagoya.

"The big earthquake in March affected the manufacturing and test schedule by several weeks, but the related manufacturers as well as JAXA engineers did tough work to recover the schedule," Miwada said.

The 9.0-magnitude quake March 11 spawned a powerful tsunami and damaged JAXA's space station control center in Tsukuba, Japan.

The second HTV spacecraft approached the space station in January 2011. Credit: NASA
According to Miwada, a delay in the launch of HTV 3 beyond April 1 would need to be addressed within the next Japanese government budget. The Japanese fiscal year begins April 1.

"A new schedule requires coordination of budget postponement, and we need some time," Miwada said.

NASA space station officials have penciled in the HTV flight for liftoff June 26. The 32-foot-long, barrel-shaped would approach the space station six days later for capture with the lab's robot arm.

Miwada said JAXA has yet to formally agree to the date change.

The mission will haul various supplies, a Japanese experiment package designed to observe the atmosphere, and a NASA space communications and navigation testbed.

Space station managers must carefully coordinate flights of international resupply freighters because the HTV and two planned U.S. vehicles use the same berthing port on the outpost's Harmony connecting module.

SpaceX's privately-developed Dragon spaceship and the Orbital Sciences Corp. Cygnus spacecraft require access to the same port as the HTV.

The station manifest currently calls for SpaceX to launch its Dragon capsule to the complex in January, followed in May by the first flight of the Cygnus craft. Both missions will demonstrate the Dragon and Cygnus for the first time in close proximity fo the space station.

NASA tapped SpaceX and Orbital to resupply the space station in the wake of the space shuttle's retirement.[/size]
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ЦитатаFri, 13 January, 2012
Virus Compromises Data on Japan's HTV Craft[/size]
By Dan Leone

    WASHINGTON -- Japan's space agency said Jan. 13 that a virus first discovered on one of its computers this past summer leaked some technical specifications and operations data about the nation's space cargo ship, the H-2A Transfer Vehicle (HTV), outside of the agency.

    The first data leaks occurred between July 6 and Aug. 11, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said in a press release. JAXA first discovered traces of the virus Aug. 11. The infected computer was taken out of service and the virus was removed.

    However, JAXA said it detected traces of a different virus on the same terminal Jan. 6.

    JAXA is now conducting an investigation into the leak and is checking other computers for viruses, according to the press release. The agency said it would provide further details about the leaked information at an unspecified date.

    The next HTV launch to the international space station is scheduled for late June.[/size]
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ЦитатаFri, 13 January, 2012
Virus Compromises Data on Japan's HTV Craft[/size]
computers this past summer leaked some technical specifications and operations data about the nation's space cargo ship, the H-2A Transfer Vehicle (HTV), outside of the agency.[/size]
итайские госхакеры тырят инфу для ТГ-3 ?:lol:


Для русскочитающих: ;)
Цитата15:11 13/01/2012
МОСКВА, 13 янв - РИА Новости. Один из компьютеров японского аэрокосмического агентства JAXA оказался заражен вирусом, произошла утечка данных, в частности, о японском космическом грузовом корабле HTV, сообщает пресс-служба агентства.
"Агентство JAXA обнаружило, что один из компьютеров, использовавшийся нашим сотрудником, был заражен компьютерным вирусом, и информация, хранившаяся на нем, а также системные данные, доступные с него, "утекли" наружу", - говорится в сообщении.
Поскольку этот сотрудник имел отношение к разработке грузового космического корабля HTV, запуск которого запланирован на июнь 2012 года, в чужие руки, помимо паролей и электронных адресов, сохраненных на этом компьютере, могли попасть данные о спецификациях и операциях с кораблем.
В сообщении отмечается, что еще в августе 2011 года на этом же компьютере был обнаружен вирус, который был успешно удален, однако вычислительная машина была оставлена под наблюдением. В пятницу 6 января, на нем были обнаружены признаки деятельности другого вируса, который собирал информацию.
После этого все пароли ко всем доступным с этого компьютера системам были сменены, специалисты агентства изучают возможный ущерб от этого инцидента.
"В России надо жить долго.." (с)
"Вы рисуйте, вы рисуйте, вам зачтётся.." (с)

ЦитатаThe date of the launch of a second ship, Soyuz TMA-05M, with the crew of Expedition 32/33 is due to be announced next week after the issue "is aligned with the launch of a third Japanese cargo ship of the HTV family," Krasnov said.

"One thing is clear now, namely, that the Russian manned ship will start off earlier than the Japanese cargo craft - most probably in mid-July," he said.
ЦитатаJuly/August (TBD) - HTV-3 "Kounotori-3" launch [/size]
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ЦитатаRELEASE : 12-005
Media Invited to see Space Hardware Bound for Japan[/size]
CLEVELAND -- NASA's Glenn Research Center will host a media event at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, to showcase a new communications testbed to be installed on the International Space Station.

The testbed, due to launch from Japan later this year, is called the SCaN Testbed, or the Space Communications & Navigation Testbed. It will be the first space hardware to provide an experimental laboratory to demonstrate many new capabilities, including new communications, networking and navigation techniques that utilize Software Defined Radio technology. The SCaN Testbed includes three such radio devices, each with different capabilities. These devices will be used by researchers to advance this technology over the Testbed's five year planned life in orbit.

"A Software Defined Radio is purposely reconfigured during its lifetime, which makes it unique," says Diane Cifani Malarik, project manager for the SCaN Testbed. This is made possible by software changes that are sent to the device, allowing scientists to use it for a multitude of functions, some of which might not be known before launch. Traditional radio devices cannot be upgraded after launch.

By developing these devices, future space missions will be able to return more scientific information, because new software loads can add new functions or accommodate changing mission needs. New software loads can change the radio's behavior to allow communication with later missions that may use different signals or data formats.

During the event, reporters at Glenn's Power Systems Facility will have the opportunity to tour the High Bay Clean Room in which the Testbed is located and see the Telescience Support Center, from which Glenn employees will control and monitor the Testbed once it's installed on station.

Additionally, reporters will be able to speak with Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator of NASA's Space Communications & Navigation Program and Glenn project managers and researchers who have been involved in the multi-year project.

After the event, the SCaN Testbed will be prepared for shipping to the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Feb. 13, to begin processing for the scheduled launch this year aboard a Japanese H-IIB Transfer Vehicle.

For more information about the SCAN Testbed, visit:

For more information about Glenn, visit:[/size]
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ЦитатаRELEASE : 12-007
NASA Glenn Completes Space Hardware for Launch to International Space Station
CLEVELAND -- New and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate will be tested on the International Space Station, after a launch later this year from Japan. The SCaN Testbed, or Space Communications and Navigation Testbed, was designed and built at NASA's Glenn Research Center over the last three years.

The SCaN Testbed will provide an orbiting laboratory on space station for the development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology. These systems will allow researchers to conduct a suite of experiments over the next several years, enabling the advancement of a new generation of space communications.

The main advantage of SDRs is that they are reconfigurable in orbit, and can be modified and upgraded to meet future communication needs for spacecraft after launch. The SCaN Testbed will be the first hardware to demonstrate capabilities provided by SCRs in the realistic environment of space, including the new communications, networking and navigation techniques that will be used on future space missions.

"The SCAN Testbed will take space communications to a higher level," said John Sankovic, chief of Glenn's Space Operations Project Office. "It will advance communication, navigation and network technologies to reduce mission risks and enable future mission capabilities."

The SCaN Testbed is a complex space laboratory, comprised of three SDRs, each with unique capabilities aimed at advancing different aspects of the technology. Two SDRs were developed under cooperative agreements with General Dynamics and Harris Corp., and the third was developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. JPL also provided the five-antenna system on the exterior of the Testbed, used to communicate with NASA's orbiting communications relay satellites and NASA ground stations across the United States.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., developed communications software that resides on the JPL SDR.

Glenn led the design, development, integration, test and evaluation effort and provided all the facilities needed to fabricate, assemble and test the SCaN Testbed, including a flight machine shop, large thermal/vacuum chamber, electromagnetic interference testing with reverberant capabilities, a large clean room and multiple antenna ranges, including one inside the clean room.

Glenn also will be the hub of mission operations for the SCaN Testbed, with high-speed ties to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. for real-time command and telemetry interfaces with space station. NASA Johnson Space Center's White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, N.M. and Goddard's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., will provide Space Network and Near Earth Network communications.

The SCaN Testbed will launch to space station on Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's H-IIB Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) and be installed by extravehicular robotics to the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier-3 on the exterior truss of space station.

The SCaN Testbed will join other NASA network components to help build capabilities for a new generation of space communications for human exploration.

For print quality images of the SCaN Testbed, visit:

For more information about Glenn, visit:

For more about the International Space Station research and technology demonstrations, visit:[/size]
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ЦитатаЯпонский космический грузовик HTV-3, который отправится к МКС этим летом, доставит на станцию исследовательские аквариумы с рыбками для медицинских и биологических экспериментов, сообщила журналистам сотрудник научной программы МКС в НАСА Тара Раттли (Tara Ruttley). Эксперимент Aquatic Habitat (AQH) представляет собой два прозрачных аквариума, снабженных оборудованием для контроля за условиями в них и цифровыми камерами. В них ученые поместят небольших пресноводных рыб, таких как медаки и данио рерио.
ЛА с 2003 года.
"Я рос с мыслью о том, что круче работы астронавта ничего не бывает..."© Дэйв Браун, астронавт NASA, миссия STS-107.


Японский космический грузовик HTV-3 отправится к МКС 21 июля
ЦитатаМОСКВА, 21 мар - РИА Новости. Японский космический грузовик HTV-3 "Конотори" отправится к Международной космической станции 21 июля, говорится в сообщении японского космического агентства JAXA.

Запуск HTV-3, изначально запланированный на январь 2012 года, неоднократно переносился. Ранее руководитель программы МКС в НАСА Майкл Саффредини сообщал, что новая дата 21 июля выбрана предварительно, но пока не объявлялась официально.

По данным JAXA, старт грузовика с космодрома Танегасима запланирован примерно на 11.18 местного времени (16.18 мск) 21 июля. Время старта будет уточняться с учетом изменений орбиты МКС. Стартовое окно для HTV-3 продолжительностью чуть более месяца закроется 31 августа.

Третий японский грузовик, в частности, доставит на станцию исследовательские аквариумы для медицинских и биологических экспериментов. Эксперимент Aquatic Habitat (AQH) представляет собой два прозрачных аквариума, снабженных оборудованием для контроля. В них ученые поместят небольших пресноводных рыб, таких как медаки и данио рерио. Первый эксперимент в AQH запланирован на 2013 год, его целью будет изучение изменений состава костей у рыб, развивающихся в условиях невесомости.

Первый HTV был запущен с космодрома Танегасима в сентябре 2009 года, второй - в январе 2011 года. До 2015 года Япония рассчитывает отправить к МКС семь подобных кораблей.


Вирусу не удалось украсть секретные данные с компьютера агентства JAXA
ЦитатаМОСКВА, 28 мар - РИА Новости. Утечка данных с компьютера одного из сотрудников японского космического агентства JAXA, на котором в январе обнаружили вирус, не коснулась секретной информации и данных о космическом грузовике HTV, сообщила пресс-служба агентства.

JAXA впервые заявило об утечке в начале января. Тогда специалисты агентства считали, что с зараженного компьютера, помимо паролей и электронных адресов, могли быть украдены данные о спецификациях и операциях с японским космическим грузовиком HTV, запуск которого запланирован на 21 июля 2012 года.

"(По итогам расследования) факт утечки данных из-за вируса был подтвержден, но, к счастью, это не затронуло секретную информацию. Мы также не обнаружили случаев несанкционированного доступа к системам", - говорится в сообщении.

Утечка коснулась данных, хранившихся на зараженном компьютере, и информации, которая выводилась на экран в процессе работы сотрудника, чей компьютер оказался заражен, а также паролей для доступа в систему. Как подчеркивает агентство, ни засекреченная информация, ни ключевые сведения о HTV украдены не были, а все пароли и идентификационные коды были немедленно изменены сразу после инцидента.

Причиной утечки стало зараженное электронное письмо, отправленное 6 января пользователю, который в свою очередь не обновил вовремя антивирусное программное обеспечение. После инцидента были приняты "все необходимые контрмеры, чтобы не допустить повторения таких ситуаций в будущем", подчеркивает JAXA.


CoNNeCT (SCaN Testbed)

ЦитатаThe Communications, Navigation, and Networking reConfigurable Testbed (CoNNeCT) Project (CoNNeCT) Project will provide an on-orbit, adaptable, Software Defined Radio (SDR) facility located on the International Space Station (ISS) along with the corresponding ground and operational systems. These facilities will enable experiments and technology development to conduct a suite of communications experiments.

Internal to NASA, the "CoNNeCT" Project is funded to develop the Flight (space-based) and Ground (terrestrial-based) Systems, and to conduct mission operations.

External to NASA and for ISS operations, CoNNeCT is known as "SCAN Testbed" since the astronauts and ground operators needed a more specific name to avoid confusion. SCAN stands for Space Communications and Navigation.

The SCAN Testbed will be launched from Japan and is designed to operate for a minimum of two years.


The SCaN Testbed was recently turned over to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in anticipation of a Summer 2012 launch on an HII-B Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3). Members of the SCaN Testbed team traveled to Tanegashima, Japan for the turnover, conducted post-ship functional testing, and witnessed the integration of the testbed onto the EP-MP (Multi-Purpose Exposed Pallet).

SCAN Testbed System Statistics:

ЦитатаMass: 800 lb
Power: 500 W
Main Processor:
Speed: 733 MHz
Flash Memory: 64 GB
Software Lines of Code: >100,000
GD/JPL S-Band: 10 Mbps data rate class
Harris Ka-Band: > 100 Mbps data rate class
JPL GPS: Tracking and navigation performance at GPS L1, L2, and future L5 frequencies.
Operating Frequencies: (see Figure 2 for other NASA missions)
GD/JPL S-Band: 2.0-2.3 GHz
Harris Ka-Band: 22-26 GHz
JPL GPS Receiver: L1, L2, and L5 frequencies, 0.4-16 GHz много картинок и видео


У японской  коробочки начинка интересней

ЦитатаSERVIR: Expanding Sensor Networks from the Ground to the International Space Station[/size]

 The ISERV camera, once on the space station, will be positioned to look through Destiny's Earth-facing window. ISERV will receive commands from Earth and acquire image data of specific areas on the Earth the next time the station passes over the region. (

 The ISERV camera, once on the space station, will be positioned to look through Destiny's Earth-facing window. ISERV will receive commands from Earth and acquire image data of specific areas on the Earth the next time the station passes over the region. (
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 ISERV may provide important photographs to help with disaster aid and recovery, similar to this image take from the International Space Station of the Japanese coastline north and east of Sendai following inundation by a tsunami on Mar. 13, 2011. (NASA)
 With Earth Day around the corner, it's a chance to look at how investigations done on the International Space Station give back to our planet. Through global observations from space, researchers have a unique point of view by which to approach environmental studies and disaster analysis. One such instrument is SERVIR, NASA and USAID's joint-venture environmental monitoring system, which is adding a new tool to enhance its research and global observation capabilities via the International Space Station.

SERVIR, which means "to serve" in Spanish, provides analyses and applications from space-based remotely sensed information to help developing nations' decision making regarding natural disasters, climate change, and other environmental threats. The latest instrument for advancing their mission is called the International Space Station SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System, or ISERV.

ISERV is an imaging system designed and built at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. ISERV will soon be installed in the Window Observational Research Facility, or WORF, in the space station's Destiny module. Once in place, researchers on the ground will be able to task the camera to acquire image data of specific areas of the globe, as viewed through Destiny's Earth-facing science window.

 The system, based on a modified commercial telescope and driven by custom software, will use downward viewpoint to obtain near-real-time data about Earth-based environmental disasters, humanitarian crises and environmental threats. ISERV will then transmit that data within hours to scientists back on Earth.

 "Images captured from ISERV on the International Space Station will provide valuable information back here on Earth," said Dan Irwin, SERVIR program director at the Marshall Center. "It will provide new data and information from space related to disasters, humanitarian crises and the increased effects of climate variability on human populations."

 ISERV is a pathfinder instrument, the first of a new series of high-value instruments bound for the space station each featuring progressively more advanced sensors. Future versions of ISERV, if funded, eventually could be mounted on the exterior of the station for an even clearer, wider view of Earth.

 As part of getting the instrument ready for flight to the station, the ISERV Pathfinder underwent a final fit check in the high-fidelity WORF trainer at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; the trainer simulates the WORF rack and the high-quality 20-inch science window in the Destiny module. It was then packed and shipped to Japan for final launch preparations. The payload will be flown to space aboard the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's HTV-3 vehicle, which is set to launch July 21 from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

 The Payload Operations team at Marshall Space Flight Center is creating computer-based training materials to be used by the space station crew to train for ISERV assembly and installation in the WORF rack. ISERV is scheduled to begin normal operations aboard station by Nov. 1.

 "The addition of ISERV will enhance the growing set of tools aboard the station to monitor Earth," said Julie Robinson, International Space Station program scientist at Johnson Space Center. "It reaffirms the station's commitment to helping solve global issues."

 ISERV development was funded as a collaborative effort between NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Directorate and the Science Mission Directorate's Earth Science Division Applied Science Program as part of the NASA/USAID SERVIR partnership.

 SERVIR conducts its operations from hubs located in the regions it serves. SERVIR has active hubs in Kenya at the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development and in Nepal at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and plans to expand the network in the next year. The hubs consist of teams of scientific experts who develop satellite and other geospatial data into useful information for governments and non-governmental organizations in the host nations.

 Each of these hubs addresses issues ranging from disaster analysis to environmental monitoring, air quality and public health, climate change, biodiversity and short-term weather prediction. Integrating all these outputs gives governments, emergency responders and other decision-makers in developing nations a better view of their environment and more information for adapting to life on our ever-changing planet.
Janet Anderson
 Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.[/size]
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ЦитатаHTV3 carry two reentry data recorder.
One is REBR and the other one is i-Ball which developed IHI Aerospace. i-Ball has a still camera

From the HTV3, main engine and RCS thruster are replaced Japanese engine.

It's not new, but I forgot the introduction. HTV3 carry the Aquatic Habitat (AQH).

Here is the souce Japanese document.[/size]
This is Japanese chart, but you can see the data collection altitude is different from REBR and i-Ball[/size].

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I-Ball японская разработка IHI Aerospace

размер вес: 22 кг (вместе с контейнером: 24кг)