On Jan 24th, the Station’s Robotic Arm (SSRMS) grappled the HTV-6 External Platform and moved it to the HTV-6 Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) where it was latched.
Japan’s sixth HTV supply ship departed the International Space Station on Friday Jan 27, 2017. It was detached from the space station’s Harmony module shortly after 6am on Friday then released from the station’s Canadian built robotic arm at 10:46am EST.
The HTV-6 will stay in orbit until Feb 5th conducting the KITE experiment that could be the foundation for a mechanism to remove space junk from orbit.
Then the Kounotori 6 will head to a destructive re-entry over the South Pacific.