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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)


Last Updated: September 5, 2013
imageļ¼šKOUNOTORI4 released from the SSRMS

KOUNOTORI4 released from the SSRMS. (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), KOUNOTORI4 (HTV4) was moved to the releasing point below the station and released from the SSRMS at 1:20 a.m., September 5.

After the release, KOUNOTORI4 performed separation maneuvers to leave from the ISS proximity.

KOUNOTORI4 will perform three deorbit maneuvers on September 7 and is scheduled to reenter into the atmosphere at 3:36 p.m., the same day.

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