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 16, 2015 (planned)
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. As of June 2015 it is scheduled to be launched at around 13:01 UTC on August 16, 2015.[1]



It was originally planned for launch in 2014 but was later postponed due to delay in the construction and qualification testing of various payloads to fly on the capsule.[2]


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