Cargo Craft Makes a “Relatively” Large Delivery to The International Space Station


Published on Jun 15, 2013

The European Space Agency’s “Albert Einstein” Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) arrived at the International Space Station June 15, automatically docking to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module to complete a ten-day journey following its launch June 5 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. “Albert Einstein” is the fourth of five ATVs developed by ESA to help resupply the orbital outpost, delivering more than 7 tons of fuel and supplies for the Expedition 36 crew. “Albert Einstein” will remain attached to the aft port of Zvezda until late October, available to help reboost the station or conduct debris avoidance maneuvers, if required.


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