The European Space Agency’s (ESA) unpiloted Automated Transfer Vehicle-4 (ATV-4) the Albert Einstein, is expected to have no difficulty berthing with the International Space Station (ISS) in mid-June, but the station’s mission management team has approved a response strategy just in case Russia’s Progress 51 cargo capsule imparted damage as it docked with an undeployed navigation antenna early April 26. The plan might require the Einstein, with a 14,500-lb. cargo of research gear, spare ...

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