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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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HTV4 (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

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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Result of the high-altitude drop test of a simulated small return capsule to establish return technology

Result of the high-altitude drop test of a simulated small return capsule to establish return technology (November 10, 2015)

JAXA is developing a small return capsule that can be carried aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI.

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).

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

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