All eyes on Europe's Jules Verne spacecraft
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Since: Mar 08
#1 Mar 21, 2008
The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Jules Verne automated transfer vehicle (ATV) on 9 March, with just one small glitch that has now been fixed. But the true test of its mettle comes on 3 April, when it is due to dock with the Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS), while travelling at 28,000 kilometres per hour, 400 kilometres above the Earth's surface. It's a delicate manoeuvre: if the ATV makes an error of just a few centimetres, it could puncture ...
#2 Mar 23, 2008
It's a great success of ESA.
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