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HTV-6 re-entry into Earth's atmosphere is scheduled for February 5, 2017.

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Japanese Cargo Ship Arrives at the International Space Station

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured and berthed Japan's HTV-6 supply craft on 14 December using the International Space Stations 17 m-long Canadarm2 robotic arm.
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Japan ISS Kounotori: Spacecraft launched to try to clear space junk

Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a 700m -long tether to remove some of the vast amount of debris from Earth's orbit.
The tether, made of aluminium strands and steel wire, is designed to slow the debris, pulling it out of orbit.
 
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