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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)


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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Reentry of KOUNOTORI7 was confirmed (November 11, 2018)

The reentry of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7(HTV7) into Earth's atmosphere was comfirmed.

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KOUNOTORI7 finished final de-orbit maneuver for reentry (November 11, 2018)

At 6:14 a.m. on November 11,KOUNOTORI7(HYV7) performed the third de-orbit maneuver for reentry into Earth's atmosphere. All maneuver were completed norminal.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

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