Category Archives: ATV-5

ATV-5 status update 19 September

A quick update this morning with highlights of ATV-5′s current status, as reported on Friday by ESA’s Jean-Michel Bois at ATV-CC. And this post gives us an excellent opportunity to wish everyone at SpaceUp Toulouse a fabulous weekend and we … Continue reading

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ATV-5 at night

ATV-5 as we like to see it: surfing the galaxy. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted this picture yesterday with the text: I never imagined that flying to space would give me a different view of our entire galaxy. ATV’s distinctive … Continue reading

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ATV-5 update: refreshing oxygen

Busy times for ATV-5 delivering fuel and oxygen to the International Space Station. Another update from ATV Control Centre (ATV-CC) courtesy of Marcus de Deus Silva: As well as the successful Refuelling System Leak Check reported yesterday, ATV-5 also finished … Continue reading

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ATV-5 refuelling system: no leaks

Not that anyone expected there to be any leaks but it is always best to be sure! ATV Control Centre update on the ATV-5 refuelling operations from Marcus de Deus Silva: The ATV-5 Refuelling System Leak Check just took place … Continue reading

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ATV-5 refuelling system checkout succesful

An update from ATV-CC’s Marcus de Deus Silva: ATV-5′s Refuelling System RECS (Russian Equipment Control System) checkout took place yesterday and was completely successful. This operation was the first part of the ATV refuelling sequence that transfers fuel and oxidiser … Continue reading

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Today’s reboost complete

Update received this morning from ESA Mission Director Eric Conquet at ATV-CC, Toulouse. Live from ATV-CC at 02:12 GMT (04:12 Toulouse time) here is the latest report on ATV operations. ATV continues its mission in a very good shape and … Continue reading

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ATV-5 thrusters turned off for Soyuz departure

Yesterday three International Space Station astronauts left their home to return to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft. Steven Swanson, Oleg Artemyev and Alexander Skvortsov landed safely back on Earth at 4:23 CEST this morning. When ATV-5 is docked with … Continue reading

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ATV status update: aaah oxygen

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst let out the first of batch of oxygen from ATV-5’s storage tanks into the International Space Station’s atmosphere on 4 September. Around 20 kg of the 66.7 kg of oxygen ATV-5 ferried to the Station was … Continue reading

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ATV-5 launch campaign (time lapse)

This time-lapse video shows the ATV-5 Georges Lemaître loading process and its integration on the Ariane 5 launcher before it was transferred and launched to the International Space Station from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on 29 July 2014. The fifth … Continue reading

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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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