The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working on detail design of its new HTV-X cargo spacecraft, aiming at a first launch in 2022. The spacecraft is a candidate for supplying the Gateway, a small space station that NASA plans to put in lunar orbit. HTV-X will succeed JAXA’s HTV spacecraft, which is due to make its ninth and final mission to the International Space Station in 2020. The eighth is now underway, following launch on Sept. 24. The decision in 2014 to extend ...

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