Posts Tagged ‘ATV’

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ESA involved in effort to improve the eyesight of spacecraft


The European Space Agency (ESA) will test new rendezvous sensors on their next Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Laser InfraRed Imaging Sensors (LIRIS)…

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European duo heading for fiery farewells


Two European spacecraft are currently enjoying their final moments high above the planet, as they continue their descent towards a fiery re-entry. ATV-4 – which recently undocked from…

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ATV-4 bids farewell to ISS following flawless mission


Europe’s ATV-4 cargo vehicle has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday morning at 08:55 GMT, completing a flawless mission ahead of its destructive re-entry. The…

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ATV-4 docks to ISS following ten-day free-flight


Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-4 (ATV-4) “Albert Einstein” spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday at 2:07 PM GMT, following a ten-day period of free-flight….

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Europe’s ATV heavy hauler launches on penultimate trip to ISS


The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Automated Transfer Vehicle-4 (ATV-4) spacecraft launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday at 9:52:11 PM GMT, atop an Ariane V booster…

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Europe’s ATV-4 prepares for launch amid contributions to future exploration


Europe’s latest space freighter, the Automated Transfer Vehicle-4 (ATV-4), is currently undergoing preparations for a realigned launch date following the replacement of a faulty unit inside the spacecraft….

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Gerstenmaier expands on recently announced asteroid mission


In a recent presentation to the human exploration and operations committee of the NASA Advisory Counsel (NAC), William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate,…

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Sochi Winter Olympics torch relay to include ISS spacewalk


In what will be a truly unique event, the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games will ride up to the International Space Station on Soyuz TMA-11M in…

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Orion’s ATV Service Module deal may allow ESA astro on EM-2 mission


As was expected, NASA and ESA managers announced the European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) will live on as the bulk of the Orion Service Module. With an emphasis…

UK steps up, as ESA commit to ATV Service Module on NASA’s Orion


The European Space Agency (ESA) have announced they will inform NASA they are ready to build an ATV derived Service Module for Orion, to be ready for the…

Europe’s ATV-3 spacecraft makes fiery plunge back into atmosphere


The European Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) spacecraft, also known as “Edoardo Amaldi”, has successfully concluded it’s near 6.5 month resupply and servicing mission to the International Space Station…

ATV-3 finally undocks from the ISS following eventful stay


After accidentally extending its stay at the International Space Station (ISS), Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) has successfully undocked from the orbital outpost on Friday. The extension of…

ISS returns to a six person crew following successful Soyuz TMA-05M docking


The three additional crewmembers of Expedition 32 have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), following the successful docking of their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft on Tuesday morning. Increasing…

ATV-3 raises the ISS to nearly 400km via a reboost – Power Loss Latest


Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” raised the International Space Station’s orbit by nearly four kilometers on Thursday evening, aiding the phasing requirements for its Russian cousins….

ATV-3 electrical power issue successfully resolved as first reboost is performed


Following on from a system failure on Thursday night, electrical power has been successfully restored between Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) and the International Space Station (ISS) after…

Europe’s ATV-3 docks to ISS – minor antenna deployment issue resolved


Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” resupply ship docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 10:31 PM GMT on Wednesday, following a five day free flight after…

Ariane 5 ES successfully launches ATV-3 on resupply mission to ISS


Thirteen months after the launch of their second ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) mission to the International Space Station, the European Space Agency have launched their third ATV to…

Europe’s ATV-3 spacecraft set to deliver large cargo load to ISS


Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) spacecraft is all set to deliver a large load of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), providing a welcome boost of crew…

ATV-3 launch slipped to late March 23 due to cargo issue


ESA are set to announce a new launch date for ATV-3′s launch to the International Space Station (ISS) -  now confirmed to be March 23 – after it…

ISS sails into challenging 2012 on back of successful achievements in 2011


The International Space Station (ISS) has now entered what will be a challenging new year, which will see access to the station for both crews and cargo tested,…