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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Mission Completed

Last Updated: March 30, 2011

After the final de-orbit maneuver, the KOUNOTORI2 lowered its orbiting altitude and reached the altitude of 120 km. The KOUNOTORI2 reentered Earth's atmosphere at 0:09 p.m. on March 30, over the East Coast of New Zealand. The KOUNOTORI2 successfully completed its cargo supply mission to the ISS.

Estimated Reentry Time 0:09 p.m.
March 30
Estimated Time of Debris
Splashdown in the Ocean
0:21 p.m. to 0:41 p.m.
March 30

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

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