Wednesday, 4 June 2014

ESA developing next-generation universal space docking ring

Docking is the paradox of spaceflight. On the one hand, it’s as boring to watch as an apple turning brown; on the other, it’s white-knuckle suspense when you realise that tons of paper-thin metal are one misstep away from destruction. What’s worse, the number of different docking port designs makes compatibility a major concern, so ESA is developing a universal docking mechanism that will allow any spacecraft to lock onto any other... Continue Reading ESA developing next-generation universal space docking ring

Section: Space

Tags: ESA, International Space Station, Space Shuttle, Spacecraft, Spaceflight

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