Launchpad Fire at Tanegashima Space Centre Scrubs Kounotori 8 Launch – Reports

The launch of a Japanese H-IIB rocket with a Kounotori 8 cargo spacecraft aboard carrying experimental equipment, new reservoirs for water storage and NASA-designed oxygen recharge systems to the International Space Station (ISS) has been scrubbed after a fire erupted on the launch platform, according to media reports. …read more