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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

HTV-1 go for final de-orbit maneuver / reentry

Last Updated: November 2, 2009

Following the second de-orbit maneuver, the HTV-1 was inserted into an elliptic orbit with an altitude of 143 km perigee and 335 km apogee.

On the ground, the HTV Flight Control Team (HTV FCT) has received "Go" for the third de-orbit maneuver.

The third de-orbit maneuver, the final and largest de-orbit burn will begin at 5:53 a.m. just as planned.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST. UTC + 9 hours)

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