Japanese HTV-3 Hatch Closure

The hatch on the Japanese HTV-3 cargo vehicle was closed today in preparation for it’s departure and re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Unberthing from the Station will take place at 10:55 UTC tomorrow, September 12th 2012. Final release of HTV-3 will then take place at 15:50 UTC. HTV-3 will then be free burn up in the atmosphere.

Source: NASA Television

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