htv6_captureDecember 13, 2016: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, its sixth such cargo mission. After a nominal launch from Tanegashima, Japan on December 9, HTV reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 10:37 GMT on December 13, 2016.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. HTV-6 will remain attached to ISS for approximately two months before departing for a destructive atmospheric re-entry. Congratulations to the entire HTV team!

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