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Main » 2012 » October » 2 » European ATV-3 Spacecraft undocked from Space Station.


European ATV-3 Spacecraft undocked from Space Station.
10:45
On September 28, 2012 at 21:44 UTC (September 29 at 01:44 Moscow time) the ATV-3 "Edoardo Amaldi” European unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Russian "Zvezda” module of the International Space Station after a previously unsuccessful attempt earlier in the week.
The ATV Edoardo Amaldi remained docked to the Zvezda service module on the Russian segment of the orbital station, after an initial attempt to undock on Tuesday (25.09.2012) was called off due to a command error in the communications link between the ISS and the space freighter.
Edoardo Amaldi is expected to leave the orbit on October 3 and be sunk in the Pacific Ocean.
It was the first postponement of undocking of European and Japanese cargo spacecraft from the ISS. All previous cases of undocking were carried out in line with the scheduled time.
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