Category Archives: ATV-5

Tanking up with oxygen – view from above

ATV Georges Lemaître has delivered its 100 kg of oxygen to the International Space Station as reported via the ATV Control Centre during the first, second and third transfer from ATV-5′s tanks to the Station. After questions on Facebook the … Continue reading

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Tanking up a thirsty ISS

Today, ATV-5 completed the first water delivery of the mission so far, transferring 88l. Colleen Boggs, ATV Cargo Operations Engineer at ATV-CC, reports. We’ve just completed the first water transfer for ATV-5, delivering 88L of Russian water from Tank #2 … Continue reading

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ATV-5 pushes Station away from space debris

An update from Jean-Michel Bois, head of ESA’s mission team at ATV Control Centre, on today’s debris avoidance: This evening the ATV Control Centre performed the first-ever International Space Station Predetermined Debris Avoidance Manoeuvre (PDAM) using ATV Georges Lemaître to boost … Continue reading

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Successful LIRIS demonstration

The Laser Infra-Red Imaging Sensors (LIRIS) demonstration, developed by Airbus for ESA tested new rendezvous sensors during a special flyunder manoeuvre 8 August, four days before ATV Georges Lemaître docked  with the International Space Station. The LIRIS sensors were activated … Continue reading

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Relive ATV docking – from inside the Space Station

This 3-minute video shows excerpts of how ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sasha Skvortsov monitored the docking of ATV Georges Lemaître with the International Space Station on August 12. An ATV docking is a mix of high-tech and … Continue reading

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ATV-5 pushes Station to fly sideways for today’s spacewalk

Charlotte Beskow update on ATV-5′s important task for today’s spacewalk: Today on the International Space Station Barry Wilmore and Reid Wiseman will change out a sequential shunt unit during a spacewalk (EVA28). NASA TV will show it a bit later, … Continue reading

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ATV-5 seen from Earth

Astronomer-photographer extraordinaire Thierry Legault has featured before on this blog, but wanted to take images of the International Space Station with ATV Georges Lemaître visible. Taken from a Paris suburb in France, the results are outstanding. Click on  “read more” … Continue reading

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Fabulous shadow view of our favourite cargo vessel

Posted last night by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst! It is always eerie to cross the terminator. The last rays of the sun cast a shadow of #ATV5 our solar panels. pic.twitter.com/lvNqRX0CYe — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) October 4, 2014

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Real-time life on board the ISS

Earlier today, teams at ATV-CC were notified that a piece of debris was suspected of being on track to pass (too) close to the ISS, and that a debris avoidance manoeuvre (DAM) powered by ATV-5 might be required. ESA Mission … Continue reading

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Final refuelling team(s)

The joint ESA/CNES team at ATV-CC poses for the camera to mark the final refuelling of the ISS by an ATV… … and here are the colleagues from ESA and RSC Energia in Moscow also working to support the last … Continue reading

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