Kounotori 9

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Kounotori 9
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H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-1) approaching the ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftKounotori 9
Spacecraft typeHTV
Launch mass16,500 kg (36,400 lb)
Payload mass6,000 kg (13,000 lb)
Dimensions9.8 m (32 ft) long x 4.4 m (14 ft) diameter
Start of mission
Launch datePlanned: May 2020
Launch siteLA-Y, Tanegashima
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir or Unity nadir

Kounotori 9 (こうのとり9号機), also known as HTV-9 will be the 9th flight of the H-II Transfer Vehicle, an unmanned cargo spacecraft set to launch in May 2020[1][failed verification] to resupply the International Space Station.[2][3]

As currently manifested, Kounotori 9 will be the last HTV of the original model, with following missions replaced with the HTV-X.[2][4]


  1. ^ "International Space Station Flight Schedule". spider.seds.org. 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  2. ^ a b Krebs, Gunter Dirk (2016-07-11). "HTV 1, ..., 9 (Kounotori 1, ..., 9)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  3. ^ "HTV-Kounotori sets sail for the ISS". NASASpaceFlight.com. August 18, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk (2016-07-11). "HTV-X 1, 2, 3". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-07-19.

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