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ATV completes final automated docking

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

ATV completes final automated docking


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12 August 2014 In a flawless demonstration of technology and skill, ESA’s fifth and final ATV, Georges Lemaître, docked with the International Space Station today, fixing itself firmly for a six-month resupply and reboost mission.

The fully automated docking came at 13:30 GMT (15:30 CEST), just a few moments after the cargo vessel’s extended probe made contact with the cone on the aft of Russia’s Zvezda module.                  

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:34 PM


Docking of ATV Georges Lemaître to ISS

Highlights from the docking of ATV Georges Lemaître to the International Space Station. The fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle docked with the ISS at 13:30 UTC/15:30 CEST on 12 August 2014. The vehicle is carrying 6602 kg of freight, including 2680 kg of dry cargo and 3921 kg of water, propellants and gases.

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