Spacecraft Undocking

HTV-9 “Kounotori” Release & Reentry

International Space Station International Space Station H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)

The JAXA HTV-9 “Kounotori” will be unberthed from the ISS before initiating a destructive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere taking waste along with it. The destructive reentry is scheduled to happen on August 20 at 7:07am UTC.

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H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | Japan
Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
May 20, 2020, 5:31 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The last H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori" will be launched on an H-IIB 304 launch vehicle, carrying 6,200 kg (13,669 lbs) of supplies and science experiments to be conducted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Kounotori 9 will be the last original HTV spacecaft : its successor scheduled to launch in February 2022 will be the first of the new HTV-X version.

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