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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Berthing Operations Begins

Last Updated: July 27, 2012
Photo: HTV3

KOUNOTORI3's berthing operations began. The Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) will attach KOUNOTORI3 to a Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) at the nadir port of Harmony (Node2).

The berthing operations will be completed when the CBM between KOUNOTORI and Harmony is fastened with CBM bolts, and all the electrical lines and communications cables between the two modules are connected.

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