HOUSTON – Russia’s 53 Progress spacecraft, which successfully demonstrated an upgrade to the freighter’s automating docking system in late April, departed the International Space Station on June 9, clearing a docking port for the final cargo delivery in the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle series. Progress 53, launched on Nov. 25, left the Russian segment Zvezda module at 9:29 a.m. EDT. ESA’s fifth ATV, named for the Belgian scientist Georges ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "Progress 53 Departure Opens ISS Parking Spot For Final European ATV".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.