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Kounotori 7 berthing

After launch, the Japanese-built Kounotori 7 spacecraft will take several days to arrive at the International Space Station with its 6,000 kilograms of supplies, experiments and hardware.

Upon a nominal rendezvous, the spacecraft will maneuver itself to just 10 meters below the Destiny laboratory where the 17.7-meter Canadarm2 will be used to grab the vehicle and move it to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module.

There it will remain attached for at least two months. During that time, the lithium-ion batteries in the Kounotori's unpressurized section will be removed and installed by astronauts on the outpost's integrated truss assembly, replacing the older nickel-hydrogen batteries.

The old batteries will be placed in the spacecraft's unpressurized compartment for disposal in the northwestern Pacific Ocean at the end of Kounotori 7's mission.

Earlier Event: September 10
Kounotori 7 launch
Later Event: October 4
Soyuz MS-08 undocking, landing