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Robot space truck docks with ISS

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Europe's sophisticated new space truck, the ATV, has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

    The unmanned vessel carries just under five tonnes of food, water, air, fuel and equipment for the orbiting platform's three astronauts.

    The Automated Transfer Vehicle used its own computerised systems to make the attachment at 1440 GMT.

    Ground control and the ISS crew were on alert just in case there was a problem - but it was a textbook docking.

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