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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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The H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) "KOUNOTORI", developed and built in Japan, is an unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft that delivers supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Its first, "technical demonstration flight" was launched in September, 2009. HTV is scheduled to launch about once a year to contribute to the ISS operations.

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KOUNOTORI5 Mission Completed

KOUNOTORI5 Mission Completed (September 30, 2015)

KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) reentered Earth's atmosphere at 5:33 a.m., September 30 (8:33 p.m., September 29 UTC).

KOUNOTORI5 Leaves the ISS

KOUNOTORI5 Leaves the ISS (September 29, 2015)

KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (node 2) by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 8:12 p.m., September 28 (11:12 a.m., September 28 UTC).

The hatch of KOUNOTORI5 was closed

The hatch of KOUNOTORI5 was closed (September 28, 2015)

The KOUNOTORI5's hatch closure was confirmed at around 0:29 a.m., September 28 (3:29 p.m., September 27 UTC).

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

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