Now that ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and fellow Expedition 52/53 crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos are in orbit (watch liftoff replay here), explore how they will catch up to and dock with the International Space Station: 

Reaching the ISS. Copyright: ESA

Hohmann Transfer. Copyright: ESA

Phasing angle and orbit. Copyright: ESA

Docking to ISS. Copyright: ESA

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Tune in for docking coverage starting at 23:15 CEST here. Follow @esaspaceflight for live updates.