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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.

SSRMS captures KOUNOTORI6

SSRMS captures KOUNOTORI6 (December 13, 2016)

Onboard astronaut Shane Kimbrough captured KOUNOTORI6 with the station's robotic arm (Space Station Remote Manipulator System: SSRMS) at 7:39 p.m., December 13.

KOUNOTORI6 completes the third Height Adjustment Maneuver

KOUNOTORI6 completes the third Height Adjustment Maneuver (December 13, 2016)

KOUNOTORI6 completed its third Height Adjustment Maneuver (HAM2) at 3:17 p.m., December 13.

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