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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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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