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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) Leaves the ISS

Last Updated: March 29, 2011
Photo: KOUNOTORI2 released by the SSRMS

KOUNOTORI2 released from the SSRMS(Photo Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2) was unberthed from Harmony (Node 2) at 10:29 p.m. on March 28. The KOUNOTORI2 was then moved to the release position below the station, and released from the SSRMS at 0:46 a.m., March 29, 2011.

After the release, the KOUNOTORI2 performed separation maneuvers to depart from the ISS proximity. The KOUNOTORI2 is scheduled to reenter the atmosphere at 0:09 p.m. on March 30.

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