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LIRIS_on_ATV-5
2014-12-10 06:20:15

ESA’s fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle tested a new technique before docking with the International Space Station in August, at the same time revealing the orbital complex in a new light.

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

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.

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

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.

Connecting Next Generation Of Spacecraft With One Ring
2014-06-04 03:34:43

Connecting spacecraft in orbit will never be simple, but ESA is taking the next step to allow the next generation of vehicles of all types from around the world to link up with each other.

2014-04-01 16:20:19

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Thruster Malfunction Delays Soyuz Crew From Docking With ISS
2014-03-26 07:24:19

A planned dock of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft to the International Space Station was delayed due to a thruster malfunction on Tuesday. The Soyuz launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to dock six hours later...

How Do You Catch A Satellite?
2014-02-21 10:50:46

Standard space dockings are difficult enough, but a future ESA mission plans to capture derelict satellites adrift in orbit. Part of an effort to control space debris, the shopping list of new technologies this ambitious mission requires is set for discussion with industry experts.

Orbital, NASA Delay ISS Docking Of Cygnus Until At Least Saturday
2013-09-27 13:40:40

Things are about to get a little crowded around the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of this week, as Cygnus postpones its rendezvous with the orbiting laboratory a few days.

Albert Einstein Resupply Craft Set To Dock With Space Station On Saturday
2013-06-14 08:39:14

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).

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

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.


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