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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI3's Integrated System Checkout is Being Conducted Smoothly

Last Updated: June 6, 2012

At the Second Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building (SFA2) in the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC), JAXA's H-II Transfer Vehicle, KOUNOTORI3 (HTV3)'s integrated system checkout is being conducted smoothly after its assembly process completion. The target launch date for KOUNOTORI3 is July 21, 2012.

KOUNOTORI3 assembly KOUNOTORI3 assembly (electrical and mechanical assembly to be ready for the launch) (Credit: JAXA)

KOUNOTORI3 assembly (electrical and mechanical assembly to be ready for the launch) (Credit: JAXA)

KOUNOTORI3 completes its assembly process (Credit: JAXA)

KOUNOTORI3 completes its assembly process (Credit: JAXA)

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