Successful re-entry of H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI4” (HTV4)

Photo Credit: NASA
Photo Credit: NASA

The H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI4” (HTV4) successfully re-entered the atmosphere after the third de-orbit maneuver at 3:11 p.m. on September 7, 2013 (Japanese Standard Time, JST).

The “KOUNOTORI4” has successfully accomplished the main objective of shipping cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), and completed its 36-day mission.

The estimated date/time for the re-entry and waterlanding are as follows (Japanese Standard Time):
Estimated re-entry*: September 7, 2013 / 3:37 p.m.
Estimated waterlanding: September 7, 2013 / 3:49 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
* Altitude at 120 km

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