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'Albert Einstein' Photos from Space: Europe's ATV-4 Cargo Ship Images

European Space Agency's 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle

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The European Space Agency's fourth and penultimate Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4) was named for the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. The cargo craft launched on June 5, 2013.

Robotic ATV-4 Albert Einstein to ISS

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Europe's robotic ATV-4 (known as "Albert Einstein") makes its way to the International Space Station. Image released on June 15, 2013.

Liftoff of Ariane 5 VA213 with ATV-4

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On June 5, 2013, Ariane 5 VA213 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana with ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, en route to the International Space Station.

'Albert Einstein' Automated Transfer Vehicle Launch

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The "Albert Einstein" Automated Transfer Vehicle launches atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana on June 5, 2013.

Albert Einstein ATV-4 Spacecraft Coming Together

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Pressurised module of the ATV Albert Einstein being manufactured in December 2010 in Turin by Thales Alenia.

Ariane 5 Ascends with ATV-4

ESA–S. Corvaja 2013

Ariane 5 began its journey to the ISS with ATV-4, Albert Einstein, on June 5, 2013. This image was released June 6, 2013.

Ariane 5 Begins Flight to ISS with ATV-4

ESA–S. Corvaja 2013

On Wednesday June 5, 2013, Ariane 5 launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana with ATV-4, Albert Einstein, en route to the International Space Station. ATV Albert Einstein is the heaviest spacecraft ever launched by Ariane, beating predecessor ATV Edoardo Amaldi. This image was released June 6, 2013.

Ariane 5 Blasts Off with ATV-4 to ISS

ESA–S. Corvaja 2013

Ariane 5 launched with ATV-4, Albert Einstein, on June 5, 2013 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana en route to the International Space Station. This image was released June 6, 2013.

Take Off of Ariane 5 VA213 with ATV-4

ESA–S. Corvaja 2013

Ariane 5 soared into the sky with ATV-4, Albert Einstein, on June 5, 2013 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. This image was released June 6, 2013.

Ariane 5 Launches with ATV-4 ‘Albert Einstein’

ESA–S. Corvaja 2013

Ariane 5 lifted off with ATV-4, Albert Einstein, on June 5, 2013 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. This image was released June 6, 2013.

Transfer of Ariane 5 From Final Assembly Building

ESA–S Corvaja, 2013

ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, is ready for launch on an Ariane 5 to the International Space Station on June 5, 2013, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This image was released April 4, 2013.

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