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Thursday 24 April 2014

Docking ports on the ISS. - RIA Novosti

Docking ports on the ISS. - RIA Novosti

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Orbital Delivery: Complete Guide to Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

The International Space Station gets it supplies from an ever-growing array of unmanned cargo ships, including the Japanese HTV, the European ATV, the Russian Progress, and the commercial Dragon that just rendezvoused with ISS after a brief thruster scare. There are yet more on the way, with the next ship to launch being Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus demonstration mission, now that ATV-4′s flight got bumped due to an avionics glitch.

Who can keep them all straight? Well, this handy chart, courtesy of RIA Novosti, might help. Check it out. (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

This article appears courtesy of Space Safety Magazine.

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