November 2, 2009 Updated

HTV re-entered the atmosphere, mission completed

The H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Demonstration Flight, which departed from the International Space Station (ISS) on October 31, re-entered the atmosphere at around 6:26 a.m. on November 2.
The HTV successfully completed its cargo transportation operations to the ISS, and accomplished all its missions in about 52 days following the re-entry today.

Live Report

Live Broadcast

The HTV/H-IIB Launch is not available anymore. Thank you.

HTV-1 Mission News

HTV-1 has reentered the atmosphere at 6:26 a.m. Nov. 2.

Mission Photo, Movie

Images captured from the webcast and Quick review of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle TF1

Countdown Report

The live report of the launch on the launch day.


Promotional Movie

The Launch of H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Demonstration Flight on the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight


Please use the wallpapers for your computer to boost the launch mode!

Island closest to space – Tour of the Tanegashima Space Center

We would like to guide you around the Tanegashima Space Center.

Messages from Project Managers : HTV

Here are messages from HTV Project Managers.

Messages from Project Managers : H-IIB

Here are messages from H-IIB Project Managers.


Overview of the HTV

The cargo supply vehicle HTV will efficiently supply cargo to the International Space Station.

Overview of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle

The H-IIB Launch Vehicle has been upgraded with higher launch capability based on already verified technologies by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle.