Japanese Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) November 11 successfully captured a capsule jettisoned from a Japanese unmanned spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean.
It marked the first time that Japan successfully collected scientific scientific experiments from the International Space Station (ISS), said JAXA.
According to JAXA, the capsule was released at a height of 300 kilometers at 6:20 am on November 11th from the spacecraft Kounotori 7, which had separated from ISS on November 8th.
After the release, the canopy entered the atmosphere about 100 km above the Japanese archipelago while maintaining its orientation. Then it shook down and landed in the ocean around kl. 07:55.
A vessel that had been waiting for the mudguard gathered the canopy in the sea outside of Minami-Torishima Island in the Ogasawara group of islands at 1
The circular conformed capsule is 84 centimeters in diameter and 66 cm in height and weighs about 180 kilos.
The vacuum-resistant container can hold its interior at a temperature of four degrees for long periods even though its outer portion is exposed to high temperatures up to about 2000 degrees upon re-entry.
It contains about one kilogram of copies, including proteins crystallized in ISS.