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Thursday, April 03, 2008

European Space Agency’s First Automated Ship Docks to International Space Station

European Space Agency’s First Automated
Resupply and Reboost Vehicle, Jules Verne
Docks With International Space Station
Thursday, April 03, 2008
ATV Jules Verne, the European Space Agency’s first resupply and reboost vehicle, has successfully performed a fully automated docking with the International Space Station (ISS). This docking marks the beginning of Jules Verne’s main servicing mission to deliver cargo, propellant, water, oxygen and propulsion capacity to the Station, as well as ESA’s entry into the restricted club of the partners able to access the orbital facility by their own means.
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