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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

KOUNOTORI3 Separates from the H-IIB Second Stage

Last Updated: July 21, 2012

Separations of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB-A), the Fairing, the H-IIB First Stage occurred just as planned. The H-IIB Second Stage burned out approximately 15 minutes after the launch, and KOUNOTORI3 was successfully separated from the H-IIB Second Stage. Then, the KOUNOTORI3 was inserted into the planned initial orbit.

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