HTV-5 Successfully Reaches ISS!

HTV-5_approach_towards_the_International_Space_StationAugust 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 ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 10:28 GMT on August 24, 2015.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. HTV-5 will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a destructive atmospheric re-entry. Congratulations to the entire HTV team!

For more information, visit the HTV-5 mission website at: http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-5

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