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H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI (HTV)

HTV-1 released by the station's robotic arm

Last Updated: October 31, 2009

HTV-1 released by the SSRMS(©NASA/JAXA)

The HTV-1, positioned at 12 m below the ISS called "release point", was released by the station's robotic arm (SSRMS) at 2:32 a.m. October 31, while passing over the Pacific Ocean. At 2:38 a.m., the HTV-1 began its planned maneuvers to leave the ISS proximity. The HTV-1 will gradually depart from the ISS orbit by performing several thruster burns.

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