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HTV-5 Successfully completes Its Mission

September 29, 2015: Today the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced completion of the destructive re-entry of the fifth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), named Kounotori-5, bringing to an end its mission. Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission … Continue reading

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HTV-5 Successfully Reaches ISS!

August 24, 2015: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, its fifth such cargo mission. After a nominal launch from Tanegashima, Japan on August 19, HTV reached … Continue reading

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Successful End to HTV-4 Mission

September 7, 2013: Today the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced completion of the destructive re-entry of the fourth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), named Kounotori-4, bringing to an end its nearly month-long mission. After a successful attached operations phase, HTV-4 … Continue reading

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HTV Captured by ISS

August 9, 2013: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched their fourth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) from Tanegashima Space Center on August 3, 2013 at 14:48:46 GMT. After successfully completing phasing, the HTV-4 was given the “GO” to fly under … Continue reading

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Successful HTV-3 Mission to ISS Completed

July 02 – September 14, 2012: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched their third H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) on July 21, 2012 at 02:05 GMT. After successfully completing phasing, the HTV-3 was given the “GO” to fly under automatic … Continue reading

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