From June 1-2, the operations for loading the ISS battery Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) into the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI6 and filling the water bags were unveiled to the press at the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC).
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).
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