JAXA previously had the HTV-5 set to launch on Aug. 17, after a first delay due to inclement conditions bumped it one day. NASA TV plans to carry live video coverage of the launch, now set for 7:50 a.m. EDT on Aug. 19.
The unpiloted craft — nicknamed Kounotori, or “White Stork” — will launch from the Tanegashima Space Center, located on the island of Tanegashima in the East China Sea southeast of mainland Japan. The ship will carry more than 4.5 tons of water, spare parts and other supplies in a four-day journey to the space station.
Mitsubishi worked with JAXA on the design and construction of the rocket that will be used to launch the HTV5.