Kounotori 8

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Kounotori 8
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H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-1) approaching the ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftKounotori 8
Spacecraft typeHTV
Launch mass16,500 kg (36,400 lb)
Payload mass6,000 kg (13,000 lb)
Dimensions9.8 m (32 ft) long x 4.4 m (14 ft) diameter
Start of mission
Launch datePlanned: September 2019
Launch siteLA-Y, Tanegashima
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir or Unity nadir
HTV ISS Resupply

Kounotori 8 (こうのとり8号機), also known as HTV-8 will be the 8th flight of the H-II Transfer Vehicle, an unmanned cargo spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station. As of June 2019, it is planned to be launched in September 2019.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (June 28, 2016). NASA's Response to SpaceX's June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF) (Report). NASA Office of Inspector General. p. 13. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  2. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk (2016-07-11). "HTV". space.skyrocket.de. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ "International Space Station Flight Schedule". spider.seds.org. 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2019-02-17.

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