ATV-4’s 6 million km voyage to the International Space Station


ATV Albert Einstein ESA’s automated support and supply ferry for the International Space Station was launched by an Ariane 5 launcher on 6 June 2013. After travelling over 6 million kms over the course of ten days it caught up with the International Space Station on 15 June and docked with the orbital outpost only 11 mm of absolute centre.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano oversaw docking and unloading of Albert Einstein’s cargo as part of his six-month Volare mission on the International Space Station.

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