Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Osaki Y LP2 Tanegashima, Japan

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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HTV-9 launch

JAXA’s H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIB F9, ロケット9) launched the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI9” (HTV-9, こうのとり9) from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex, at JAX...

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HTV supply ship successfully berthed at space station

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Final H-2B rocket launch sends Japanese supply ship toward space station

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NASA Spaceflight

HTV-9 arrives at ISS on final mission

Japan’s H-IIB rocket will make its final flight Thursday, launching the ninth and last H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Centre is planned for an instantaneous w...

NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to International Space Station

H-IIB

Family: H2B
Configuration: 304

H-IIB (H2B) is an expendable launch system used to launch H-II Transfer Vehicles (HTV, or Kounotori) towards the International Space Station. H-IIB rockets are liquid-fuelled with solid-fuel strap-on boosters and are launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Mitsubishi and JAXA have been primarily responsible for design, manufacture, and operation of H-IIB.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    56.6 m
  • Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    551 T
  • Thrust
    9000 kN
Family
  • Name
    H-IIB
  • Family
    H2B
  • Variant
    304
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    H-IIB 304
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $112.5M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    16500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Kounotori 9


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: HTV-9

Kounotori 9 is the ninth HTV spacecraft. It is scheduled to launch in May 2020 on a resupply mission to the ISS.

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Details

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 34 Failures: 0 Pending: 7

Agency Type: Commercial

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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Tanegashima, Japan

Pad: Osaki Y LP2


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