Press Release


H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3)
departure from the ISS and re-entry to the atmosphere

September 7, 2012 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Schedules of departure from the International Space Station (ISS) and of re-entry to the atmosphere for the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3) are determined as follows.
It is confirmed that there is no obstruction to proceed the departure and re-entry by using primary attitude control thrusters, while the backup thrusters will not be available due to the failure that occurred before berthing to the ISS.

Departure from the ISS:
September 13, 2012 / 0:50 a.m.(Japanese Standard Time, JST)*

Re-entry to the atmosphere:
September 14, 2012 / 2:24 p.m.(JST)*

* The time may vary according to the actual operation.

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