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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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KOUNOTORI4 unberthed from the ISS

KOUNOTORI4 unberthed from the ISS (September 4, 2013)

KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) was unberthed from the ISS with the SSRMS at 9:07 p.m., September 4.

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of the HTV4 was reinstalled into KOUNOTORI's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC).

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of the HTV4 was reinstalled into KOUNOTORI's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC). (August 30, 2013)

After removed from the EF by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), the EP was handed off to the station's robotic arm (Space Station Remote Manipulator System: SSRMS). Then, the EP was stowed into KOUNOTORI's ULC at 11:35 p.m. on August 30.

The UTA and MBSU transfer operations completed

The UTA and MBSU transfer operations completed (August 29, 2013)

Between August 24-25 (US time), spare parts of the Utility Transfer Assembly (UTA) and the Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU), both have been carried onboard the KOUNOTORI4 Exposed Pallet (EP), were removed and installed on the temporal platform.

ISS Crew Entered KOUNOTORI4 Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC). Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) was Completed.

ISS Crew Entered KOUNOTORI4 Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC). Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) was Completed. (August 12, 2013)

The ISS Expedition 36 crew entered the HTV4 Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) at 8:11 p.m., August 10.

ISS Crew Completed KOUNOTORI4 Berthing Operation

ISS Crew Completed KOUNOTORI4 Berthing Operation (August 10, 2013)

All cables between KOUNOTORI4 and Harmony were connected. The HTV4 PLC was activated at 3:38 a.m., August 10. This concludes the KOUNOTORI4's berthing operation.

KOUNOTORI4 Being Fastened to Harmony with CBM Bolts

KOUNOTORI4 Being Fastened to Harmony with CBM Bolts (August 10, 2013)

The Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) between KOUNOTORI4 and Harmony was fastened with bolts at 1:32 a.m., August 10.

 
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