HTV

HTV Undocks from ISS for the Last Time

August 8, 2020: Today marks the retirement of the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). Between 2009 to 2020, HTV successfully completed 9 resupply missions to the International Space Station. The vehicle, also known as Kounotori or ‘the white stork’ after the colloquial bird [...]

By |2020-08-18T14:41:29-05:00August 18th, 2020|Featured Update, HTV, ISS Visiting Vehicles|

HTV-8 Successfully Reaches ISS!

September 28 2019: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, its eighth such cargo mission. After a nominal launch from Tanegashima, Japan on September 24, HTV reached ISS and [...]

By |2019-10-02T14:59:30-05:00September 28th, 2019|HTV, ISS Visiting Vehicles|

Successful End to HTV-6 Mission!

February 5, 2017: Today the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced completion of the destructive re-entry of the sixth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), named Kounotori-6, bringing to an end its mission. Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex [...]

By |2019-10-01T15:50:53-05:00February 5th, 2017|HTV, ISS Visiting Vehicles|

HTV-6 Rendezvous Successful

December 13, 2016: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, its sixth such cargo mission. After a nominal launch from Tanegashima, Japan on December 9, HTV reached ISS and [...]

By |2019-10-01T15:48:54-05:00December 13th, 2016|HTV, ISS Visiting Vehicles|

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 ISS and [...]

By |2019-10-01T15:54:34-05:00August 24th, 2015|HTV, ISS Visiting Vehicles|
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