Category Archives: ATV-5

A different kind of cargo transfer

An update sent in late today by Colleen Boggs, ATV Cargo Operations Engineer at ATV-CC. The crew did a different kind of cargo transfer today by removing hardware related to the Laser Infra-Red Imaging Sensors (LIRIS) rendezvous experiment. This experiment … Continue reading

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A glimpse behind the scenes: the hard work that kept ATV clean

*Editors note: this blog post is an expanded version of the ATV cleaning article which first appeared here. ESA’s latest ATV is among the most pristine spacecraft ever flown. Europe’s space freighter underwent a rigorous cleaning process to ensure the safety … Continue reading

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How the ATV hatch stays open

We checked in with Lionel Ferra, at EAC Cologne, and asked him for some background on a couple of his recent tweets: Current config & attachment of #ATV5 hatch done by @Astro_Alex has been developed by ground team & @astro_paolo … Continue reading

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ATV-5 reboost complete

Here is an update on today’s ATV operations just delivered by Thomas Beck at ATV-CC.Today’s reboost of the ISS by ATV-5 has been carried out successfully. ATV’s main thrusters (M1 and M3) were ignited today at 08:37:00 GMT (10:37:00 CEST) and … Continue reading

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Here’s the plan: ISS reboost 27 Aug

Tomorrow, ATV Georges Lemaître conducts the first full reboost of the ISS since arrival at the station on 12 August. (The reboost done on 14 August was just a test….) Here are the planned parameters, send in by ESA Mission … Continue reading

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Mission diary: post-docking happenings at ATV CC

After the flawless docking on 12 August, things certainly quietened down a bit at ATV CC, but our work was far from over. Editor’s note: Blog post contributed by ESA’s Charlotte Beskow  13 Aug Wednesday The crew entered the ATV … Continue reading

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ATV-5 delivers space joystick

NASA’s Space Station Live commentator Rob Navias talks with Dr. Andre Schiele, head of the European Space Agency’s telerobotics lab at ESTEC, about the Haptics-1 experiment that arrived at the International Space Station aboard ATV-5. The Haptics-1 study involves the … Continue reading

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Does orbital speed really increase?

We saw a tweet earlier today from @DrHughLewis: @esaoperations if “reboost” = increase in altitude, does the orbital speed really increase? — Hugh Lewis (@DrHughLewis) August 15, 2014 As with many tough, technical questions, we passed this to the ATV-CC … Continue reading

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Reboost test complete

Just received this from ESA Mission Director Thomas Beck, on console today at ATV-CC, Toulouse. The first reboost of the ISS by ATV-5 has been carried out successfully. The freighter’s main thrusters M1 and M3 were ignited today at 18:58:00 … Continue reading

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More ingress!

Some of the latest photos sent down by the crew!

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