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H-II Transfer Vehicle Launch
JSC2009-E-205843 (September 2009) --- The 184-foot-tall H-IIB rocket is seen at launch pad No. 2 at the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, awaiting liftoff with the HTV cargo craft as its payload. Liftoff is scheduled for September 10. Photo Credit: JAXA

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HTV launch JSC2009-E-205844 (11 Sept. 2009) --- The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Demonstration Flight aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight (H-IIB TF1) at 2:01:46 a.m. on September 11, 2009 (Japan Standard Time or JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center. Photo Credit: JAXA

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