HTV-8 PatchSeptember 28 2019: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, its eighth such cargo mission. After a nominal launch from Tanegashima, Japan on September 24, HTV reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 11:12 GMT on September 28, 2019.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. HTV-8 will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a destructive atmospheric re-entry. Congratulations to the entire HTV team!

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