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Expedition 45 crew of the International Space Station (ISS) spent the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 swapping cargo ships while rewiring power to prepare the outpost for future visiting vehicles – all while conducting cutting-edge science.
After five weeks attached to the International Space Station, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Kounotori (White Stork) 5 cargo ship was unberthed by the Expedition 45 crew on Sept. 28, 2015, and sent on a path that will lead to its destructive atmospheric re-entry over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
At 10:02 a.m. EDT (14:02 GMT) on Aug. 24, Japan’s HTV-5 spacecraft was berthed with the International Space Station. After a final approach that started in the very early hours of the day, the initial capture made was with the Canadarm2 at 6:28 a.m. EDT (10:28 GMT).