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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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HTV6 Mission

Developed and built in Japan, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) known as "KOUNOTORI (white stork)" is an unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft that delivers supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

With the world’s largest loading capacity of approximately six tons and such unique functions as the International Standard Racks, “KOUNOTORI” plays a key role in ISS operations.

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HTV6 mission timeline

News

KOUNOTORI6 Mission Completed

KOUNOTORI6 Mission Completed (February 7, 2017)

KOUNOTORI6 (HTV6) descended to an altitude of 120km over the east coast of New Zealand and reentered the Earth's atmosphere at around 0:06 a.m. on February 6. KOUNOTORI6 successfully completed its cargo supply mission to the ISS.

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Flight Schedule


HTV6 Mission Schedule (as of February 6, 2017)
All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC + 9 hours)
Item Description
HTV Flight Name HTV6 (KOUNOTORI6)
Launch date and time 10:26:47 p.m., December 9 (Friday), 2016
Launch window December 10 - 31, 2016, 2016
Launch site Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC)
HTV6 capture 7:39 p.m., December 13, 2016
Berthing completion to the ISS (Activation of the HTV DDCU) 3:24 a.m., December 14, 2016
Departure from the ISS 0:45 a.m., January 28, 2017
Reentry
Around 0:06 a.m., February 6, 2017
Altitude Insertion Orbit: 200 km x 300 km (elliptical orbit)
Rendezvous: Approx. 400km
Inclination 51.7 degrees
 
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