ATV-05 cargo spacecraft docks successfully with International Space Station

by | Aug 12, 2014 | ESA, International Space Station, Seradata News, space station | 0 comments

After testing out some rendezvous instruments including a laser ranging/guidance system, the unmanned cargo spacecraft ATV 05 docked with International Space Station (ISS) at its Zvezda module at 1330 GMT on 12 August 2014. The spacecraft was the last of ESA’s five funded ATV missions sent to deliver cargo to the ISS.  ATV-05, which was named after “big bang” theorist George Lemaitre, was launched by an Ariane 5 ES rocket on 29 July 2014.

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