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HOMENoticeLaunch success of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6(H-IIB F6) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" on board

December 10, 2016

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Launch success of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6(H-IIB F6) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" on board

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) with cargo transporter to the International Space Station, the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) on board at 10:26:47 p.m. on December 9, 2016 (JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 15 minutes and 11 seconds after liftoff, the separation of HTV6 was confirmed.

At the time of the launch,the weather was fine, the wind speed was 4.3 meters/second, from the north-west, and the temperature was 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Reference:
MHI Launch Service http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html
H-IIB Launch Vehicle http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2b/
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI" (HTV) http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2b/

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