HTV-3 Launch by H-IIB

H-IIB
Japanese H-IIB Rocket on the Pad at Tanegashima Space Center at T-30 Minutes
Image Credit: JAXA TV

At 6:36 PM Phoenix time (0136 UTC 21 July), we are at T-30 minutes and counting. All systems are go. Weather is showing some lightening in the area but no concern at the moment.

Now T-60 seconds.

Launch. All systems are nominal.

The H-IIB launched into the low clouds.

At T+2:10 the boosters have separated.

Flight is smooth at 3 minutes into the flight. Fairing separation confirmed.

T+5 minutes.

16 minutes into the flight and Kounitori-3 is on her way to the International Space Station (ISS). Docking is expected to occur on 27 July with the Harmony Node.

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