International Space Station team managers settled on Sept. 28 at 5:46 p.m. EDT for the delayed departure of the European Space Agency’s ATV-3 resupply craft, after NASA’s Mission Control suspended plans for an orbital debris avoidance maneuver by the orbiting science lab. Initial efforts to undock the unpiloted freighter from the station’s Russian segment were abruptly called off Sept. 25 because of a communications error between a command panel laptop in the Zvezda module and the ATV-3. ...


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