Posts Tagged ‘ATV’

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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NASA managers “serious” about ATV role as Orion Service Module


Orion managers are becoming more interested in the idea of the European Space Agency (ESA) taking over a role in NASA’s exploration future. Adhering to the international cooperation…

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NASA interest in an interplanetary highway supported by Propellant Depots


NASA’s Human Architecture Team (HAT) is actively working on a roadmap towards evolvable demonstrations of Propellant Depots – with a potential goal of setting up an “interplanetary highway” to…

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Europe’s ATV-2 departs ISS to make way for Russia’s Progress M-11M


Following a highly successful four month mission, Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, for a destructive re-entry into…

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ATV-2 successfully docks with International Space Station


After an eight-day (8 day) orbital chase, Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) has conducted a picture perfect automated docking to the aft end of the International Space Station’s…

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Ariane 5 launches ATV-2 for journey to the ISS


Arianespace’s launch of the European Space Agency ATV-2 (Automated Transfer Vehicle 2) spacecraft on a multi-month mission to deliver thousands of pounds of supplies to the leading orbital outpost…

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ET-137 deep into repairs and modifications – ATV-2 likely to aid launch date


Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) technicians and engineers are working hard to replace, repair and modify numerous stringers on Discovery’s External Tank (ET-137), as…

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STS-133 launch slip impacts HTV-2 and ATV-2 missions


Following the further delay of the STS-133/ULF-5 mission into late February, International Space Station (ISS) Program Managers are readjusting the mission plans for Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2)…