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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)


Last Updated´╝ÜNovember 3, 2019

Reentry of KOUNOTORI8 was confirmed (November 3, 2019)

The reentry of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI8 (HTV8) into Earth's atmosphere was confirmed.

KOUNOTORI8 performed final de-orbit maneuver for reentry (November 3, 2019)

KOUNOTORI8 performed three de-orbit maneuvers for reentry into Earth's atmosphere.

KOUNOTORI8 Leaves the ISS (November 2, 2019)

Captured by the SSRMS, KOUNOTORI8 was moved to the releasing point below the station and released into orbit at 2:20 a.m., November 2.

KOUNOTORI8 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS (November 1, 2019)

KOUNOTORI8 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS at 10:45 p.m., November 1.

The hatch of KOUNOTORI8 was closed (November 1, 2019)

The KOUNOTORI8 hatch closure was confirmed at around 1:51 a.m., November 1.

HTV8 Payload (October 11, 2019)

HTV8 payload web page.

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of the HTV7 was installed into KOUNOTORI's Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) (October 1, 2019)

The Exposed Pallet (EP) of KOUNOTORI7 was installed into KOUNOTORI8 Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) at 11:12 p.m., September 30.

KOUNOTORI8 fastened to Harmony with CBM bolts (September 29, 2019)

The Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) between KOUNOTORI8 and Harmony was fastened with bolts at 0:08 a.m., September 29.

KOUNOTORI8 Hatch Opening and Crew Ingress (September 29, 2019)

The ISS crew opened the hatch of KOUNOTORI8 at 4:10 a.m., September 29 and entered the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) at 4:14 a.m., September 29.

ISS Crew concludes KOUNOTORI8 berthing operations (September 29, 2019)

All cables between KOUNOTORI8 and Harmony were connected. The berthing operations of KOUNOTORI8 were completed at 2:55 a.m., September 29.

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