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

ATV Control Centre During Docking Day

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This image shows ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France, during ATV-4 docking day, June 15, 2013. ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicles deliver essential supplies to the International Space Station and can reboost the Station's orbit. This image was released June 15, 2013.

ATV-4 Release

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Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) are multi-function unmanned ferries sent into orbit by the European Ariane 5 launcher. Each spacecraft can deliver up to 7 tons of cargo to the International Space Station including supplies and equipment, water, air, nitrogen, oxygen and fuel.

ATV-4 Rendezvous with ISS

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ATV Albert Einstein, Europe’s supply and support ferry, docked with the International Space Station June 15, 2013. This image, taken from the station, reveals the exhaust plumes as the 20-ton craft fires some of its 24 thrusters to adjust its approach. This image was released June 17, 2013.

ATV-4 Docks with ISS

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ATV Albert Einstein, Europe’s supply and support ferry, docked with the International Space Station on June 15, 2013, some ten days after its launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. In this image you can see ATV's four solar panel arrays along with the vertical antenna on top. This antenna is the ‘proximity boom’ that is used to communicate with the Station. This image was released June 18, 2013.

ATV-4 ‘Albert Einstein’ Docks with ISS

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ATV Albert Einstein docked with the International Space Station on June 15, 2013. This image was released June 18, 2013.

ATV-4 Docking

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ATV Albert Einstein brought 7 tons of supplies, propellants and experiments to the complex. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano oversees the unloading and cataloguing of the cargo of more than 1400 individual items. This image was released June 18, 2013.

ATV-4 Approaches ISS

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ATV Albert Einstein, Europe’s supply and support ferry, docked with the International Space Station on June 15, 2013, some ten days after its launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. This image was released June 18, 2013.

ISS Crew Awaits ATV-4

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ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin await the arrival of ATV-4 onboard the ISS. This image was released June 18, 2013.

ATV-4 Docking

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ATV Albert Einstein, Europe’s supply and support ferry, docked with the International Space Station on June 15, 2013, some ten days after its launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

ATV-4 Docks at ISS

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ATV Albert Einstein, Europe’s supply and support ferry, docked with the International Space Station on June 15, 2013.

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