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HTV 8

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2019-062A

Description

Developed and built in Japan, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) known as "KOUNOTORI (meaning 'white stork' in Japanese)" is an unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft that delivers supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). "KOUNOTORI" provides very basic support for ISS operations by delivering up to six tons of cargo and has the world's largest transportation capacity. It also has the unique function of carrying multiple numbers of large-size experimental instruments on one flight.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2019-09-24
    Launch Vehicle: H-2B
    Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
    Mass: 16500 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

    Discipline

    • 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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