Rocket: H-2B
Payload: HTV 2
Launch date: Jan. 22, 2011
Launch time: 0537 GMT (12:37 a.m. EST)
Berthing date: Jan. 27, 2011
Berthing time: 1141 GMT (6:41 a.m. EST)
Site: Launch Pad 2, Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan

Transferring cargo

HTV arrives at station
Photos: Approaching the space station

Rendezvous preview

Approach timeline

Launch story

Photos: H-2B blastoff with HTV 2

Launch timeline

Ground track map

Weather delay

Coverage of HTV 1

Mission Status Center

By Stephen Clark

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The H-2B rocket lifts off with the second HTV resupply freighter for the space station.
Credit: JAXA
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