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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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

Last Updated: 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.

After the final de-orbit maneuver, the KOUNOTORI2 will lower its altitude and reach an altitude of 120 km, where the KOUNOTORI2 is expected to reenter the atmosphere.

The KOUNOTORI2's reentry is expected to occur at 0:09 p.m. on March 30, over the East Coast of New Zealand.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST. UTC + 9 hours)

 
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