Category Archives: ISS

All about the ISS, where ATV docks

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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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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Replica of the International Space Station made of 221,000 matchsticks

Very, very impressive! That’s more matchsticks than Mt Everest is tall! Well done, Patrick Acton! An #ISS scale model… made from 243 000 matchsticks!? Our ATV Jules Verne is in there too! http://t.co/puuDf8RTja pic.twitter.com/tfeWHS0ZEr — ESA (@esa) August 13, 2014

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One more stunning photo to end a fabulous day! This one taken a few days back on 5 August when ATV-5 was still in free flight, but we hadn’t an opportunity to post it. Now that George Lemaître is docked … Continue reading

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ATV completes final automated docking

In a flawless demonstration of technology and skill, ESA’s fifth and final ATV, Georges Lemaître, docked with the International Space Station today, fixing itself firmly for a six-month resupply and reboost mission. The fully automated docking came at 13:30 GMT … Continue reading

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Time line charts for today’s rendezvous and docking

A set of detailed time line charts showing what happens when during rendezvous and docking today. These are a little technical, but will appeal to all the would-be spacecraft operations engineers out there (and, if you’re reading this blog, you … Continue reading

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Crew gets ready

And upstairs, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Sasha Skvortsov are getting ready to oversee today’s docking! Preparing to control docking of @ESA's #ATV5 space cargo freighter to #ISS today. Watch on http://t.co/uBE3DMHQAK pic.twitter.com/amQBWoBNiT — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) August … Continue reading

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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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