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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

Last updated: July 8, 2013

Features of HTV4

Installment of the surface potential sensor, Advanced Technology On-orbit Test Instrument for space Environment-mini (ATOTIE-mini) for the first time for HTV

ATOTIE-mini location

    Technology accumulation utilizing HTV as a test bed.

  • Data acquisition to see the change of the surface potential of HTV before and after its berthing to the ISS, and whether the surface potential affects Extravehicular Activity (EVA).
  • On-orbit testing of the surface potential sensor developed by JAXA.
Continuous improvement of convenience as the cargo transfer vehicle
  • Increased the amount of late access cargo
  • Use of cool box, etc.
Use of the ULC for an exposed hardware disposal.

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