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HTV 1, a Japanese unmanned re-supply vehicle to the International Space Station, launched on an H-2B rocket from Tanegashima on 10 September 2009 at 17:01 UT. The spacecraft delivered 4.5 tonnes of both pressurized and unpressurized cargo to the ISS. The pressurized cargo includes food, computer equipment and other supplies. The cargo intended for use on the ISS Kibo exposed science facility include the NASA HREP instrument for studies of the ocean and atmosphere and the JAXA SMILES instrument to study the ozone layer. On 17 September 2009 the HTV 1 was captured by the ISS and docked to the Harmony module.

Alternate Names

  • 35817
  • HTV1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-09-10
Launch Vehicle: H-2B
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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