ESA’s ATV-5 Explodes While Making Re-Entry into Earth’s Atmosphere

February 18, 2015 12:23 PM

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ESA’s ATV-5 Explodes While Making Re-Entry into Earth’s Atmosphere

It has been reported that the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) 5 got destroyed during a re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere on Sunday, February 15.

The unmanned spacecraft launched on July 29, 2014, came to its end at 1:11 pm EST, said officials. The re-entry happened a day after the ATV left the International Space Station (ISS) where the craft was docked since last August.

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