JAXA - H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 & (HTV-6) KOUNOTORI-6 Mission patch.
December 10, 2016 (JST)
Launch success of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" on board
Launch of JAXA H-IIB carrying the Kounotori-6
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.
Launch of JAXA H-IIB carrying the Kounotori-6 (HTV-6) cargo ship to the ISS
The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 15 minutes and 11 seconds after liftoff, the separation of HTV6 was confirmed.
H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)
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.
H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.6 Flight Sequence (Quick Estimation)
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*1 Quick estimation value prior to the detailed estimation.
*2 When the combustion chamber pressure becomes 10% against the largest combustion pressure.
*3 The definition of SRB-A jettison is the separation of the rear brace.
MHI Launch Services: 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://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/index.html
Images, Video, Text, Credits: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/National Research and Development Agency/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd./NASA.