European Space Agency launches robot freighterMarch 9th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
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.
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