I've always said its a terrible waste not to leave one of these attached to the ISS for extra storage space................
Would be so easy to just leave one attached instead of burning them up after just a few months.
I have about 3 of the attached to my space station..........( but I guess that's not real life)
ATV-5 will undock from the ISS at 13:44 UTC tomorrow, ending the 2 decade long program of European logistics transportation to the station. Unfortunately due to problems with one of its power systems, the originally planned "shallow re-entry" experiment has been canceled and it will be de-orbited on Sunday.