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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)


Last Updated: September 29, 2015

KOUNOTORI5 being released by the ISS robotic arm
(Credit: JAXA/NASA)

KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (node 2) by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 8:12 p.m., September 28 (11:12 a.m., September 28 UTC).

Captured by the SSRMS, KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) was moved to the releasing point below the station and released into orbit at 1:53 a.m., September 29 (4:53 p.m., September 28 UTC).

KOUNOTORI5 will perform three deorbit maneuvers and is scheduled to reenter into the atmosphere at 5:33 a.m., September 30 (8:33 p.m., September 29 UTC).

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HTV Mission Control Room during the HTV5 unberthing operations (Credit: JAXA)

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Astronaut Koichi Wakata serving as lead HTV5 CAPCOM at the NASA Flight Control Center (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

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