U.S. and Italian astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using Canadian and Japanese robot arms, teamed Feb. 1 to extract the Exposed Pallet with external spare parts from the recently arrived Japanese unmanned HTV-2 cargo capsule. The 3-hr. operation concluded with the Exposed Pallet, launched within the HTV-2’s Unpressurized Carrier, mounted to the external science platform on Japan’s Kibo laboratory module. The transfer set up a second operation scheduled for Feb. 3 in ...

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