ATV Albert Einstein ESA’s automated support and supply ferry for the International Space Station was launched by an Ariane 5 launcher on 6 June 2013. After travelling over 6 million kms over the course of ten days it caught up with the International Space Station on 15 June and docked with the orbital outpost only 11 mm of absolute centre.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano oversaw docking and unloading of Albert Einstein’s cargo as part of his six-month Volare mission on the International Space Station.
Alan Parsons’ “Eye in the Sky” message to Luca
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano talks science in space
Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy explain what happened during EVA 23
Beyond launch and docking highlights
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