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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI3 Resumes Approach to the ISS

Last Updated: July 27, 2012

KOUNOTORI3 completed its maneuver to leave the AI point and resumed its approach toward the ISS at 5:45 p.m., July 27. Approximately one hour later, KOUNOTORI3 will reach 500m below the ISS, called the R-bar Initiation (RI) point. From the RI point, KOUNOTORI3 will move closer to the ISS.

Image: Rendezvous Plan

Rendezvous Plan

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