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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The HTV-5 Cargo Freighter Arrives at the ISS...

KOUNOTORI 5 is grappled by the space station's robotic arm prior to being berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 24, 2015, Japan Standard Time.
NASA / JAXA - Kimiya Yui

Successful Berthing of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI 5" (HTV-5) to the International Space Station (Press Release)

The H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI 5 (HTV-5) started its final approach to the International Space Station (ISS), and was captured by the ISS robotic arm at 7:29 PM on August 24, Japan Standard Time (JST). Being captured and maneuvered by the robotic arm, the HTV-5 was successfully berthed to the ISS at 2:28 AM on August 25 (JST).

Once after berthing of vehicle, the internal and external cargo will be unloaded by the on-board crew.

Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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KOUNOTORI 5 is berthed to the ISS on August 24, 2015 (JST).
NASA / Scott Kelly

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