Live coverage of KOUNOTORI2 capture operations has begun. KOUNOTORI2 is now holding its approach at 30 meters below the ISS.
KOUNOTORI2 arrived at 250m below the ISS, at 6:47 p.m., January 27.
KOUNOTORI2 left the AI point and resumed its approach toward the ISS at 5:25 p.m., January 27. Approximately one hour later, KOUNOTORI2 will reach 500m below the ISS, called R-bar Initiation (RI) point. From the RI point, KOUNOTORI2 will move closer to the ISS.
KOUNOTORI2 arrived at 5km behind the ISS, the Approach Initiation (AI) point, at 3:08 p.m., January 27. At the AI point, KOUNOTORI2 holds its approach and maintains the distance from the ISS while waiting for approval for further approach to the ISS.
KOUNOTORI2 performed the third Height Adjustment Maneuver (HAM2) at 2:22 p.m., January 27, 2011.
KOUNOTORI2 performed the second Height Adjustment Maneuver (HAM0) at 11:20 a.m., January 27, 2011.
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