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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI3 Completes Third Height Adjustment Maneuver

Last Updated: July 27, 2012

KOUNOTORI3 completed its third Height Adjustment Maneuver (HAM2) at 2:40 p.m., July 27, 2012.

Once KOUNOTORI3 enters the proximity communications zone (23 km from the ISS), KOUNOTORI3 will establish communications with the Proximity Communication System (PROX) on board the ISS. Then, guided by the relative GPS navigation, KOUNOTORI3 will reach 5km behind the ISS, called the Approach Initiation (AI) point, at 3:26 p.m. on the same day.

Image: Rendezvous Plan

Rendezvous Plan

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