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[b]Successful Reentry of the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Demonstration Flight[/b]
The H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Demonstration Flight successfully re-entered the atmosphere after the third de-orbit maneuver at around 5:53 a.m. on November 2, 2009 (Japan Standard Time).
The HTV Demonstration Flight successfully accomplished its initial objective of shipping cargos to the International Space Station, and completed all its missions of about 52 days by today's reentry.
The estimated times for reentry and water landing are as follows (Times are Japan Standard Time): [list][*]Estimated reentry time*: around 6:26 a.m. on November 2 (Monday), 2009
[*]Estimated water landing time: around 6:38 to 6:58 a.m. on November 2 (Monday), 2009[/list] *Altitude at 120 km
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