Stunning Undocking of ATV-5 – Time-Lapsed From The ISS

undocking ATV-5_ISSTime-lapse showing the departure of ATV Georges Lemaître from the International Space Station on Saturday, 14 February 2015.

ESA’s fifth automated cargo ferry completed its mission to the International Space Station when it reentered Earth’s atmosphere and burned up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.

The end of the mission came as the craft broke up as planned at about 18:04 GMT (19:04 CET) on 15 February 2015, marking the end of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) program. The program has served the Station with the most complex space vehicle ever developed in Europe, achieving five launches in six years following its 2008 debut.

 

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