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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

HTV-1 captured by the station's robotic arm

Last Updated: September 18, 2009

The HTV-1, which has been in a free drift state at the Berthing Point, was successfully grappled by the station's robotic arm (SSRMS) operated by the ISS Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Nicole Stott. At 4:51 a.m. September 18, the capture completed as snare cables inside the latching end effector (LEE) of the station's robotic arm have finished rigidizing.

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