Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Europe's JULES VERNE Automated Transfer Vehicle comes within 36 feet of the International Space Station on March 31, 2008.

IMAGES OF THE DAY... The European Space Agency's (ESA) third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana almost two weeks ago on August 25. Named Edoardo Amaldi after the late Italian physicist, the ATV is currently scheduled for launch to the ISS on February 29 of next year. The two ATVs that flew before it were named the Jules Verne and Johannes Kepler, respectively.

A container carrying Europe's EDOARDO AMALDI Automated Transfer Vehicle arrives at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana on August 25, 2011.

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