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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Last Updated: January 18, 2011

HTV2 Mission Payload

The HTV2 Mission delivers approximately 5,300 kg of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

HTV Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC)

The HTV Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) carries about 4,900 kg of cargo on the HTV2 Mission. The cargo includes:

  • KOBAIRO Rack
  • Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR)
  • Six HTV Re-supply Racks (HRRs)
Photo: From left: KOBAIRO Rack, MSPR

From left: KOBAIRO Rack, MSPR

Photo: Food, Commodities, Experiment Samples Packed in a CTB

Food, Commodities, Experiment Samples Packed in a CTB


HRRs Installed in the PLC

≫ PLC Payload

HTV Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC)

The HTV Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) carries NASA’s two unpressurized payloads on the HTV2 Mission.

  • Cargo Transport Container (CTC)
  • Flex Hose Rotary Coupler ( FHRC)
Photo: CTC


Photo: FHRC


Photo: ULC


These Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) will be stored on the Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC-4), which will be delivered to the ISS on the STS-133 Mission.

≫ ULC Payload

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