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JAXA collects a capsule that ISS returned: The Asahi Shimbun



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The Japan Aerospace Audit Agency (JAXA) was successful on November 11 for a capsule that was transported from the Japanese unmanned cargo space ship and landed in the Pacific Ocean.

He noted the first time that Japan successfully collected specimens of scientific experiments of the International Space Station (ISS), JAXA said.

According to JAXA, the capsule was released at a height of 300 kilometers approximately 6:20 a.m. on November 11 of the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft, which had separated from the ISS on November 8.

After the release, the atmosphere capsule came about 100 km above the Japanese archipelago while maintaining its orientation. Then, I was prepared down, landed at sea around 7:05 a.m.

A ship that had been waiting for the capsule was lit in the sea off the Minami-Torishima island of the Ogasawara islands around 10:30 a.m.

The cone shaped circle capsule is 84 centimeters in diameter and 66 cm in height and weighs about 180 kilograms.

The vacuum stainless container can maintain its interior at a temperature of four degrees for long periods even if its external part is exposed to a high temperature of up to about 2,000 degrees at re-entry.

It contains about a kilogram of specimens, including proteins that have been scrapped in the ISS.

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