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Europes Fifth And Final Resupply Ship Launches To Station

Europe's Fifth And Final Resupply Ship Launches To Station

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...

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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 Resupply Craft Set To Dock With Space Station On Saturday
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[WATCH VIDEO: ATV4 Launch Highlights] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Saturday, June 15 the ESA´s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV4), named Albert Einstein, is set to dock autonomously with the International Space Station (ISS). Einstein launched aboard an Ariane-5 rocket on June 5 and is carrying scientific experiments, supplies and fuel for the orbiting station and its crew. ATV4 will complete a series of phasing maneuvers (thruster burns) on...

Russian Progress 49 Cargo Ship Docks With Space Station
2012-11-01 07:15:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a successful launch at 3:41 a.m. (local time) Wednesday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia´s Progress 49 cargo vessel docked with the International Space Station (ISS) nearly six hours later, according to Mission Control. Progress 49 docked automatically to the station´s Zvezda service module at 9:33 a.m. on Halloween, carrying nearly 3 tons of supplies to Expedition 33 crew members....

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2012-03-29 07:57:26

ESA´s ATV Edoardo Amaldi has completed the first stage of its docking with the Russian Zvezda module of the International Space Station. The docking occurred smoothly when ATV´s docking probe was captured by Zvezda´s docking cone at 00:31 CEST ( 22:31 GMT). The docking probe is now retracting, to be followed by the hooks between the two craft closing. The data and electrical connections will then be established. The 20-ton vessel, flying autonomously while being...

European 'Edoardo Amaldi' Cargo Ship Launches To Space Station
2012-03-23 06:03:20

[ Watch the Video ] The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) today at 1:34 p.m. local time (12:34 a.m. EDT/4:34 GMT) from the Kourou launch site in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The “Edoardo Amaldi” spacecraft, named in honor of the Italian physicist who is regarded as one of the father´s of European spaceflight, is on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) carrying more than 7 tons of...

Docking Date For ATV-3 With Space Station
2012-03-11 06:31:23

ESA´s third Automated Transfer Vehicle, scheduled for launch on an Ariane 5 from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana on 23 March, is planned to dock with the International Space Station five days later. ATV-3 will automatically dock with the Station´s Russian Zvezda module during the night of 28—29 March. The precise time will be known after launch, which is set for 04:31 GMT (05:31 CET) on Friday, 23 March. The flight of ATV-3 is part of the internationally...

New Target Launch Date For ATV-3
2012-03-07 04:27:30

The launch of ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle is targeting 23 March, with a liftoff scheduled for 04:31 GMT (05:31 CET). A routine inspection concluded that additional measures are required to ensure the maximum readiness of the third Automated Transfer Vehicle for launch. It was therefore decided to postpone the launch previously scheduled for 9 March. The launch of ATV-3 is part of the internationally coordinated servicing effort to support the International Space Station....

2012-03-03 06:12:08

A routine inspection has concluded that additional measures are required to ensure the maximum readiness of the third Automated Transfer Vehicle for launch. It has therefore been decided to postpone the launch previously scheduled for 9 March. A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible. The launch of ESA´s third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) is part of the internationally coordinated servicing effort to support the International Space Station. More information on...

ATV-3 Set To Provide ESA’s Annual Service To Space Station
2012-03-01 04:16:17

ESA´s third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, is ready for launch on an Ariane 5 to the International Space Station on 9 March from Europe´s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The liftoff at 10:05 GMT (11:05 CET) will be covered live from Kourou for broadcasters and on the web, and followed at launch events around Europe. ATV Edoardo Amaldi follows the two highly successful supply missions carried out by ATV Jules Verne in March 2008 and ATV Johannes...


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