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Testing took place in a 600 metre long building in Val-de-Reuil
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- Title Testing took place in a 600 metre long building in Val-de-Reuil
- Released 26/03/2004 10:09 am
- Copyright ESA
Testing of the ATV's videometer automatic docking system took place at the French defence agency "Délégation Générale pour l'Armement" (DGA), located in Val-de-Reuil. Inside an exceptional building, 600 metres in length, a 120 000 kg mobile platform, able to ride on 550 metre long rails, enabled the simulation of a continuous approach between the two space vehicles from a range of several hundred metres to within almost docking distance.