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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI7 Leaves the ISS

Last Updated: November 8, 2018
KOUNOTORI7 was fastened to Harmony

KOUNOTORI7 being released by the SSRMS (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Captured by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), KOUNOTORI7(HTV7) was moved to the releasing point below the station and released into orbit at 01:50 a.m., November 8.

After the HTV7 release, between the ISS, HTV Flight Control Room at Tsukuba Space Center, and Jonson Space Center (JSC) Mission Control Center had a following nice conversation.

  • ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst :
    "arigatou gozaimasu" (Thank you very much) from ISS Expedition 57 crew、and "kio tsukete" (take care.)
  • HTV FD (Flight Director) Ms. Nakano:
    "arigatou gozaimasu"(Thank you very much) from HTV FD.
  • JSC CAPCOM:
    "utsukushii fune arigatou gozaimashita" (Thank you very much for beautiful ship) "soshite sayonara"(and goodbye.)

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST. UTC + 9 hours)

 
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