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iSIM-170 is ready for launch

SATLANTIS core payload iSIM-170 is about to be launched to the ISS on the HTV-9 mission scheduled on 20 May 2020 at 17:30 UTC (21 May at 02:30 JST) from Tanegashima Space Center (Japan) via the H-IIB launch vehicle.

Once on the ISS, iSIM-170 will be installed on the i-SEEP external facility platform of the Japanese “Kibo” module and start its operations.

It is the first time that a non-Japanese payload is installed on i-SEEP and it was possible thanks to an Agreement signed with JAXA, through its official broker, Space BD.

(This Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768278.)

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