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

European Space Agency 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. ATV Georges Lemaître will rendezvous with the Station at about 410 km altitude at 09:21 GMT (11:21 CEST and 9:21 EDT) and complete a fully automated docking with the aft port of Russia’s Zvezda module at 13:30 GMT (15:30 CEST). The vessel was given...

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

NASA 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. The ISS Progress 53 resupply craft undocked from the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 9:29 a.m. EDT as the station orbited over Mongolia. From a window in the Russian segment of the station, Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Alexander Skvortsov photographed the departing Progress...

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

ESA 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. The International Space Station has two sets of incompatible docking ports, one designed for Russian spacecraft and Europe’s space freighter, and another design for the now-retired US Space Shuttle. There also are berthing ports for vessels that cannot dock on their own but are first captured...

2014-04-01 16:20:19

System Allows Space Travel Companies to Guarantee Spacecraft Parking in Advance SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ParkMe, the leading provider of parking information and reservations on Planet Earth, today announces a revolutionary way to dock at all of the galaxy's increasingly busy space stations, ensuring all travelers a seamless and affordable way to park their spaceships. With a wide expansion of space travel forecasted in the next decade, ParkMe recognizes...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 at about 11:07 p.m. EDT. However, the spacecraft was unable to complete its third thruster burn, allowing for a fine-tuned approach to the docking station on the orbiting...

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

ESA 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. ESA’s Clean Space initiative is studying the e.DeOrbit mission for removing debris, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of the space industry on Earth and space alike. Earth's debris halo...

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

UPDATE: Friday 1:40PM Central: NASA and its International Space Station partners have approved a Sunday, Sept. 29, target arrival of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft on its demonstration cargo resupply mission to the space station. NASA Television coverage of the rendezvous will begin at 4:30 a.m. EDT and will continue through the capture and installation of the Cygnus spacecraft. --------------- [ Watch the Video: Cygnus Rendezvous With The ISS Postponed ] Lee Rannals for...

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

[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....

2012-07-30 12:41:59

NASA Television will broadcast the launch and for the first time, the same-day rendezvous and docking of a Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Coverage begins at 3:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 1. ISS Progress 48 is scheduled to launch at 3:35 p.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will dock later that day at 9:24 p.m. in a test of an abbreviated launch-to-rendezvous schedule designed to reduce the typical two-day flight between a launch and...


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