Last ATV launched to ISS


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Arianespace today successfully launched the last European cargo ship to ISS.

After doing some flight tests in orbit and in conjunction with ISS, the docking will occur on August 12.

After this flight the Russian Progress freighter will be the only spacecraft with engines capable of changing the station’s orbit. It will also be the only spacecraft capable of refueling the engines on ISS’s Russian modules.

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  • fred k

    The Shuttles were thrusters were used, while docked at PMA-2, to boost the station’s orbit a bit.

    Presuming that the manned dragon flights dock to PMA-2, it would seem possible for it to perform some reboost. I wonder if any engineers have validated the torques and forces involved.

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