European Space Agency launches robot freighter

March 9th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin  

Xinhua
Paris, March 9 (Xinhua) The European Space Agency launched its first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) into space Sunday, French media reported. The ATV was launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, from Kourou, French Guiana. The vehicle is designed to dock automatically with the International Space Station (ISS).

The launch was initially scheduled for Saturday but was delayed for technical checks.
Xinhua

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