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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Hatch closed, KOUNOTORI3 is ready for departure tomorrow night

Last Updated: September 11, 2012
画像:The hatch of the PLC, an access door to the ISS, was closed.

The hatch of the PLC, an access door to the ISS, was closed. (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Onboard the ISS, trash and waste loading into KOUNOTORI3 (HTV3)'s Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) was completed. The hatch of the PLC, an access door to the International Space Station (ISS), was closed at 10:59 p.m. on September 11, 2012.

Later tonight, KOUNOTORI3 will be unberthed from the ISS with the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS).

The next HTV3 mission update will be posted from 8:40 p.m. September 12, with coverage on the unberthing of KOUNOTORI3.

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

 
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