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Project Loon Internet Balloon Circumnavigates Earth In 22 Days
2014-04-04 11:13:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps Jules Verne and his fictional character Phileas Fogg would be impressed. In the pages of the 1873 novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” Fogg barely circumnavigated the Earth in the time set by his friends at the Reform Club – but now one of Google’s Project Loon balloons, dubbed the Ibis-167, has managed the journey in just 22 days. Google unveiled the ambitious Project Loon last June, as a way to provide true...

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...

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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