Kounotori 5

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Kounotori 5
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator JAXA
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type HTV
Start of mission
Launch date August 17, 2015 (planned)[1]
Rocket H-IIB 304
Launch site Tanegashima Y2
Contractor Mitsubishi
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Berthing at ISS
Berthing port Harmony nadir
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Kounotori 5, also known as HTV-5, will be the fifth flight of the H-II Transfer Vehicle, an unmanned cargo spacecraft launched to resupply the International Space Station.

It was planned for launch in 2014 but postponed for the delay of payload preparation.[2] As of early 2015, it is planned to be launched no earlier than August 2015.[3][1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ 無人輸送機「こうのとり」打ち上げ先送り 積み荷準備遅れ. Nikkei. August 5, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "International Space Station Flight Schedule". SEDS. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ 宇宙基本計画 工程表 (PDF). Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 

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