Astronaut Christina Koch captured from the HTV departure from ISS.
Gone but not forgotten! Watching the HTV cargo ship depart @Space_Station today and remembering the complex dance of the robotic arm that marked the beginning of its stay. The batteries being removed were later installed by us on spacewalks—can’t beat that for teamwork! pic.twitter.com/UsJHFAWJTE
— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) November 1, 2019
HTV is an unmanned cargo transporter developed by Japan that delivers various supplies to International Space Station (ISS). It re-enters the atmosphere at 120km altitude, melting starts at 80km mesosphere with aerodynamic heating and leftover pieces fall on the South Pacific Ocean.