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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI3 performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry

Last Updated: September 14, 2012

On September 14, 2012, KOUNOTORI3 (HTV3) performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry into Earth's atmosphere. The third and final de-orbit maneuver was completed at 4:00 p.m.

After the final de-orbit maneuver, KOUNOTORI3 will lower its altitude and reach an altitude of 120 km, where KOUNOTORI3 is expected to reenter the atmosphere.

KOUNOTORI3's reentry is expected to occur at 2:24 p.m. on September 14, over the East Coast of New Zealand.

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

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