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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...

2012-03-19 06:20:35

HOUSTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast live the flight of the European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship to the International Space Station. Coverage will begin with its launch on Thursday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 13-ton "Edoardo Amaldi" spacecraft, named in honor of the 20th-century Italian physicist who is regarded as one of the fathers of European spaceflight, will...

2010-03-16 08:15:00

Production of the Automated Transfer Vehicles is gearing up. After the flawless flight of the first ATV, Jules Verne, the second, Johannes Kepler, is being completed for launch later this year. Now the third ATV has been named after the Italian physicist and space pioneer Edoardo Amaldi. Europe's ATV space freighter proved its maturity in 2008, when Jules Verne completed a demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS), docked with 4.5 tons of food, water, fuel, supplies and...