• Kyodo News


Japan’s first unmanned space cargo vehicle, which separated from the International Space Station early Saturday Japan time, re-entered the atmosphere Monday morning after completing its mission, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.

The H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV, re-entered the atmosphere about 120 km above New Zealand at 6:26 a.m., apparently disintegrating and burning up on its descent toward the South Pacific, JAXA said.

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