JAXA is developing a small return capsule that can be carried aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI.
KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) reentered Earth's atmosphere at 5:33 a.m., September 30 (8:33 p.m., September 29 UTC).
KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (node 2) by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 8:12 p.m., September 28 (11:12 a.m., September 28 UTC).
The KOUNOTORI5's hatch closure was confirmed at around 0:29 a.m., September 28 (3:29 p.m., September 27 UTC).
After removed from the Kibo's Exposed Facility(EF) by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), the Exposed Pallet (EP) was handed over to the station's robotic arm (Space Station Remote Manipulator System: SSRMS).
At 11:29 p.m. (2:29 p.m. UTC), August 25, the CALET on the EP was transferred by the Kibo’s robotic arm (JEMRMS) and installed to the Kibo’s Exposed Facility (EF).
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