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Space Station crewmembers prepare for undocking of Jules Verne ATV
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- Title Space Station crewmembers prepare for undocking of Jules Verne ATV
- Released 17/09/2008 11:10 am
- Copyright NASA
Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonauts Sergei Volkov (left) and Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 commander and flight engineer, respectively, make preparations in the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module for the undocking of ESA's Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). The ATV departed from the aft port of Zvezda at 23:29 CEST on 5 September 2008 and was placed in a parking orbit for three weeks, scheduled to be deorbited on 29 September when lighting conditions are correct for an ESA imagery experiment of reentry.