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H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
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Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world," is the Japanese Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle-7.
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Counting Down to ICON's Launch
NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer launches in October 2018 to study Earth's interface to space. Here are 10 key things to know about the mission.
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Technology Innovation
$400M
Invested Annually
Balloons
13
Science Payloads
12
Student Experiments
Research
10,000
U.S. Scientists Funded
$600M
Awarded Annually
Earth-Based Investigations
25
Major Airborne Missions
8
Global Networks
Sounding Rockets
16
Science Missions
3
Tech/Student Missions
SMALLSATS/CUBESATS
31
Science Missions
24
Technology Demos
Spacecraft
105
Missions
85
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