Successful re-entry of H-II Transfer Vehicle „KOUNOTORI5” (HTV5)

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The H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI5” (HTV5) successfully re-entered the atmosphere after the third de-orbit maneuver at 5:08 a.m. on September 30, 2015 (Japanese Standard Time, JST).

The “KOUNOTORI5” has successfully accomplished its main objective of shipping cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), and completed its 42-day mission.

The estimated date/time for the re-entry and waterlanding are as follows (Japanese Standard Time):
Estimated re-entry*: September 30, 2015 / 5:33 a.m.
Estimated waterlanding: September 30, 2015 / 5:47 a.m. – 6:13 a.m.

* Altitude at 120 km

Source / Author: JAXA

Photo: JAXA