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ATV-5 Is Locked And Loaded

ATV-5 Is Locked And Loaded

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...

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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...

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...

ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi Completes Six-Month Mission To International Space Station
2012-10-03 08:00:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online European Space Agency´s (ESA) ATV-3 cargo vessel completed a successful six-month servicing mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and ended its life after reentering the Earth´s atmosphere and burning up as planned over the southern Pacific Ocean overnight. The ATV-3 (Automated Transfer Vehicle), named Edoardo Amaldi, launched on March 23, carried into space by an Ariane 5 rocket, and docked with the orbiting...

European Space Agency Spacecraft Fails To Undock From International Space Station
2012-09-26 06:10:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency´s (ESA) third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) was scheduled to undock from the International Space Station´s Zvezda service module on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:36 p.m. EDT, but had been postponed due to a communication issue with the command panel inside Zvezda. The ESA said on its website that both the space station and the ATV-3 are safe and a new undocking procedure date will be announced...

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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