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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

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KOUNOTORI6 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS

KOUNOTORI6 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS (January 27, 2017)

Following the hatch closure at 8:22 p.m., on January 26, KOUNOTORI6 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS at 7:59 p.m., January 27.

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of KOUNOTORI6 was reinstalled into KOUNOTORI6's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC)

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of KOUNOTORI6 was reinstalled into KOUNOTORI6's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) (January 23, 2017)

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of KOUNOTORI6 was reinstalled into KOUNOTORI6's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) at 11:20 a.m., January 23.

Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) begins

Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) begins (December 14, 2016)

The Exposed Pallet (EP) with the new ISS battery Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) onboard was pulled out from the Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) of KOUNOTORI6

KOUNOTORI6 Hatch Opening and Crew Ingress

KOUNOTORI6 Hatch Opening and Crew Ingress (December 14, 2016)

The ISS Expedition 50 crew opened the hatch of KOUNOTORI6 and entered the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) at 4:44 a.m., December 14.

ISS Crew concludes KOUNOTORI6 berthing operations

ISS Crew concludes KOUNOTORI6 berthing operations (December 14, 2016)

All cables between KOUNOTORI6 and Harmony were connected. The berthing operations of KOUNOTORI6 were completed at 3:24 a.m., December 14.

KOUNOTORI6 fastened to Harmony with CBM bolts

KOUNOTORI6 fastened to Harmony with CBM bolts (December 14, 2016)

The Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) between KOUNOTORI6 and Harmony was fastened with bolts at 11:48 p.m., December 13.

 
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