Category Archives: ISS

All about the ISS, where ATV docks

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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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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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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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 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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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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