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2009-07-14 14:20:00

The European Space Agency's (ESA) next space freighter is slowly being assembled for a November 2010 launch, BBC News reported. Nico Dettmann, who is in charge of producing the follow-up ship to the current Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) - dubbed Johannes Kepler, knows the near-flawless maiden voyage of the last model does not mean the second flight is guaranteed to turn out the same way. "It's clear from space history that often it was not the prototype that experienced the problems; it...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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