Category Archives: ISS

All about the ISS, where ATV docks

Update from ATV-CC: Tonight’s manoeuvres complete – 22:11CEST

Update from ESA Mission Director Jean-Michel Bois at ATV-CC. The chase is on! Tonight’s three manoeuvres are complete. ATV-5 is now behind the ISS and ready to perform the rendezvous and docking on 12 August at 13:30 GMT (15:30 CEST). … Continue reading

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ATV-5 mission profile

An excellent video produced by our friends at CNES showing the entire ATV-5 mission profile, including the fly-under on Friday and the manoeuvres that take place today to bring ATV back below and behind the ISS (it’s now in front). … Continue reading

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Today’s manoeuvres complete – update from ATV-CC 07:08 CEST

ESA Mission Director Thomas Beck at ATV-CC sent in this report earlier this morning. Today’s set of manoeuvres has been completed successfully (details below). After the fly-under on Friday, these manoeuvres lifted ATV today above the ISS in order to … Continue reading

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Astro Alex describes ATV arrival for US media

A great Q&A session between ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and US media! He talks about the Rosetta mission, amongst other topics. Alexander is onboard the International Space Station at a member of the Expedition 40 crew and is living and … Continue reading

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ATV-5 seen from ISS: More great pictures

We’ve just received several more excellent photos of last night’s flyunder, showing ATV-5 just 7 km below the ISS. Photos were taken by the crew during closest approach.      

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Recording success: ATV flyunder complete

Update from LIRIS project engineer Olivier Mongrard from ATV-CC. ATV-5 flew as expected within 7km below the ISS during the evening of Friday/Saturday, 8/9 August, and the telemetry received from the LIRIS cameras was good. A total of almost 2 … Continue reading

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ATV-CC at 23:45 CEST

Update from Charlotte Beskow at ATV-CC for Friday’s Flyunder. Friday night in ATV-CC, Toulouse. You cannot believe it is 23:30, the place is humming with activities because ATV is busy doing the fly-under. This is a specific operation for ATV-5 … Continue reading

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ISS & ATV-5 in orbit tonight

ISS and ATV-5 seen over Germany this evening. Nice shot, @gottie29! @cruuzer Hier mal ein Foto davon @Astro_Alex @ESA_de pic.twitter.com/68Gqhajpjn — Stefan Gotthold (@gottie29) August 8, 2014

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Final manoeuvres before flyunder & LIRIS demonstrator test

Update from Jean-Michel Bois at ATV-CC. Following the computations made by the CNES Flight Dynamics team, the two final boosts before the fly-under were executed as planned this afternoon – the first boost at 14:16 (2.63 m/s change in speed) … Continue reading

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Spot ATV-5 & ISS together tonight

A number of very helpful folk have sent in comments and notes to remind us to remind you that tonight could be a great night to look up… to the ISS & ATV-5. Before we get to tonight’s details, this … Continue reading

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