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KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Mission Completed

KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Mission Completed (March 30, 2011)

The KOUNOTORI2 reentered Earth's atmosphere at 0:09 p.m. on March 30, over the East Coast of New Zealand. The KOUNOTORI2 successfully completed its cargo supply mission to the ISS.

the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry

the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry (March 30, 2011)

On March 30, the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry into Earth's atmosphere. The third and final de-orbit maneuver was completed at 11:44 a.m.

KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Leaves the ISS

KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Leaves the ISS (March 29, 2011)

The KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2), which was unberthed from Harmony (Node 2) and moved to the release position below the ISS by the SSRMS, was released from the SSRMS at 0:46 a.m., March 29, 2011.

Best Wishes from Space

Best Wishes from Space (March 28, 2011)

The crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) folded paper cranes (origami cranes) wishing for the early restoration for all those affected by the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake in Japan.

KOUNOTORI2 Release/Separation Live Coverage

KOUNOTORI2 Release/Separation Live Coverage (March 25, 2011)

JAXA plans to provide live coverage of KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) release/separation operations on live webcast (Japanese only). Live report* of KOUNOTORI2 re-entry will also be provided on the webcast.

Mission Control Room at the Tsukuba Space Centre (TKSC) Resumes Kibo and KOUNOTORI Operations

Mission Control Room at the Tsukuba Space Centre (TKSC) Resumes Kibo and KOUNOTORI Operations (March 23, 2011)

Kibo and KOUNOTORI operations from the mission control rooms at the Space Station Operations Facility (SSOF) at JAXA's Tsukuba Space Centre (TKSC) were resumed at 4:00 p.m. on March 22, 2011.

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