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2014-08-12 12:21:37

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering almost three tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the crew of the International Space Station, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Janice Voss, is scheduled to leave the station Friday, Aug. 15. NASA Television will provide live coverage of departure activities beginning at 6:15 a.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Ground controllers in the Mission...

ATV-5 passes under ISS
2014-08-12 02:30:42

European Space Agency ESA’s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is set to dock with the International Space Station on Tuesday, delivering more than six tons of crucial supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting research base. ATV Georges Lemaître will rendezvous with the Station at about 410 km altitude at 09:21 GMT (11:21 CEST and 9:21 EDT) and complete a fully automated docking with the aft port of Russia’s Zvezda module at 13:30 GMT (15:30 CEST). The vessel was given...

ATV-5 launch
2014-07-30 03:30:46

NASA The European Space Agency’s (ESA) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) launched Tuesday atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:47 p.m. EDT. The ATV-5 will take a two week trip to the International Space Station docking to the Zvezda service module on Aug. 12 at 9:43 a.m. with 7 tons of science, food, fuel and supplies. The ATV-5 is named after the 20th century Belgian astronomer, Georges Lemaitre, who first proposed the expansion of the universe...

ATV-5 Is Locked And Loaded
2014-07-24 03:19:41

ESA ESA’s fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle is now scheduled for launch to the International Space Station at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST 30 July) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. ATV-5 will deliver more than six tons of cargo to the Station, again breaking the record for the heaviest spacecraft launched on Ariane. Everything has been loaded and the ferry is now sealed until it reaches the orbital outpost. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst...

2014-07-23 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency's (ESA's) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Loaded with more than seven tons of supplies for the station crew, ATV-5 is scheduled to launch on an Ariane 5 rocket at 7:47 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 29, from Kourou, French Guiana...

ATV’s Fiery Break-up To Be Recorded From The Inside
2014-07-17 03:16:59

ESA As ESA’s remaining supply ferry to the International Space Station burns up in the atmosphere, its final moments as its hull disintegrates will be recorded from the inside by a unique infrared camera. An ESA-led team designed and developed the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Break-Up Camera in just nine months in order to make it on board in time. Working at breakneck pace, the team designed, built and tested both the camera and the Reentry SatCom capsule to work like an...

ISS Progress 53 cargo craft departs
2014-06-09 09:00:33

NASA An unpiloted Russian Progress cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station Monday, completing its second and final undocking from the station since arriving in late November 2013. The ISS Progress 53 resupply craft undocked from the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 9:29 a.m. EDT as the station orbited over Mongolia. From a window in the Russian segment of the station, Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Alexander Skvortsov photographed the departing Progress...

2014-06-05 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo vehicle from the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Monday, June 9. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The ISS Progress 53 cargo ship, which first arrived at the orbiting laboratory in late November 2013, will undock from the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The cargo ship, loaded with...

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...


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