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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

The hatch of KOUNOTORI9 was closed

Last Updated: August 18, 2020

Astronauts closing the hatch of KOUNOTORI9 (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

The KOUNOTORI9 hatch closure was confirmed at 0:45 a.m., August 18.

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