On November 7, 2018, the Japanese "HTV Kounotori-7” unmanned supply spacecraft departed the International Space Station. First HTV-6 was disengaged with the space station's robotic arm from a docking port on the Harmony module. At 16:50 UTC the spacecraft was released by German astronaut Alexander Gerst and American astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor. The HTV’s mission is not over after its departure from the space station. HTV-7 will remain in orbit for several days before conducting a series of de-orbit burns for a destructive re-entry over the Pacific Ocean on November 10.