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ATV Georges Lemaître Set To Test New Rendezvous Sensors
2014-03-18 19:16:18

ESA ESA’s space freighter ATV Georges Lemaître, set for launch this summer,will test new rendezvous sensors in space as it approaches the International Space Station. ESA has set its sights on allowing future spacecraft to rendezvous with ‘uncooperative’ targets, such as orbiting debris or a Mars sample capsule. The LIRIS demonstrator – short for Laser InfraRed Imaging Sensors – on the last Automated Transfer Vehicle, or ATV, is the first step towards an uncooperative...

ESA's ATV Astronaut Trainees Pass With Flying Colors
2014-01-14 10:59:19

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ESA has announced that the fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) will be leaving for the International Space Station (ISS) this summer. ATV Georges Lemaitre will be launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will be bringing supplies, fuel and oxygen for the astronauts aboard the orbiting space lab. Alexander Gerst is an ESA astronaut who will be departing in May to join the other members of the...

2014-01-10 12:26:47

Brick-and-Mortar Traffic Declined 6.5% YOY amid Shorter Season and Online Shopping; Black Friday and Saturday Before Christmas Saw Highest Sales NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In-store analytics leader RetailNext, Inc., today announced its Holiday Shopping 2013 Retail Insights revealing key trends and performance for brick-and-mortar retailers during the two pivotal shopping months of November and December 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/CL44255-INFO )...

Perfect Mission Comes To A Fiery End For ATV Albert Einstein
2013-11-04 11:25:46

ESA ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean. Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are the most complex space vehicles ever developed in Europe and are the largest and most capable resupply ships to dock with the Space Station. At 20 tons, ATV-4 set the record for the heaviest...

Albert Einstein Docked To Space Station
2013-06-17 06:42:39

ESA Press Release ESA´s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, completed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station on June 15 when it docked smoothly with orbital outpost at 14:07 GMT (16:07 CEST). The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is now connected to the Space Station. “Bravo Europe, bravo ESA, bravo ATV. Thank you Member States, thank you industry, thank you CNES, thank you Russian partner,” commented Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director...

Last Look At ATV-4 Before It Launches
2013-06-04 10:10:47

ESA Engineers look on as the Ariane 5 launcher fairing is lowered over ESA´s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the largest and most sophisticated space ferry to supply the International Space Station. The smaller dark cylinder visible inside the white fairing is ATV Albert Einstein, the fourth spacecraft in the series that will be launched from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana tomorrow. This was the last time anybody on Earth will see ATV-4 directly and the last photograph...

2012-09-18 13:44:16

The departure of the third European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 6:15 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 25. The 13-ton "Edoardo Amaldi," named for the 20th-century Italian physicist regarded as one of the fathers of European spaceflight, launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on March 23. It arrived at the space station March 28 with several tons of supplies and experiments...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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