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Video: ESA cargo ship has t-e-x-t b-o-o-k docking baby!

by shawnlin / April 3, 2008 2:01 AM PDT

Video: ESA cargo ship has t-e-x-t b-o-o-k docking baby!

http://gizmodo.com/375637/space-truck-executes-text+book-automated-docking-at-international-space-station

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=27544

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/04/01/222457/atv-an-automatic-success.html


hmmm...The Russian space program has the Progress which also has automated docking. I'm not sure if it's as accurate as the ATV though... I wonder if the Russians are jealous or if they care. Wink

As far accuracy goes - lemme tell ya...it's rather important for capture/docking for the kind of hardware they've got up there.

Best,
Shalin

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