Monthly Archives: June 2013

(Italiano) Luca Parmitano raccontato dalla moglie:

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FASES up and running and Luca’s spacewalk

Another update form mission director Roland Luettgens on Luca’s weekly activities: ESA’s second major activity planned after the arrival of the European supply spacecraft ATV Albert Einstein was unpacking and installing the FASES experiment. Last week Luca spent almost three … Continue reading

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Cargo and science

The arrival of ATV-4 has changed the pace of life that I’d gotten used to, because transferring cargo is now one of our highest priority activities, especially for certain ‘payloads’ (they’re called ‘payloads’ because they are paid cargo, as opposed … Continue reading

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Door is open and the pump is in

Volare mission control wrote an update yesterday on ESA’s newly-arrived supply ship ATV-4 and its heaviest cargo: a new Water Pump Assembly to keep ESA’s space laboratory Columbus running smoothly: The door to ATV-4 was opened yesterday and everything was … Continue reading

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A Twitter chronicle on ATV-4 unloading

Luca has been informing us via Twitter of the work unloading ATV-4 together with his ATV instructor on Earth, Lionel Ferra: My first view of the inside of the #ATV4 La prima vista dell’interno di ATV #volare pic.twitter.com/VfJ5vqoOad — Luca … Continue reading

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Entering ATV-4

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano filmed the first time he entered the Europe’s supply and support ferry ATV Albert Einstein. ATV Albert Einstein has brought 7 tonnes of supplies, propellants and experiments to the complex. The hatch separating them was opened … Continue reading

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First days after the arrival of ATV-4

Volare mission director Roland Luettgens on the arrival of ESA’s supply and support spaceship ATV-4: Things sometimes do not go as planned. ATV-4 arrived on Saturday as expected. The opening of the supply ferry’s hatch was planned for Monday. Before … Continue reading

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ATV Albert Einstein: welcome aboard!

Luca’s perspective on the arrival of ATV-4. Welcome aboard Albert Einstein! Once again, ESA’s spacecraft, the flagship of the International Space Station’s cargo fleet, behaved perfectly, arriving at the station with no problems at all. Our European engineers, working for … Continue reading

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Luca and Sasha monitoring ATV docking today

Luca and Alexander Misurkin (Sasha for short) will be monitoring the docking of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein when it arrives at the International Space Station today. Follow the docking live on ESA television from 14:50 CEST with commentary from … Continue reading

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Final days of preparation for the arrival of ATV-4

ESA’s Volare mission director Roland Luettgens latest update on ATV-4 preparations from an astronaut perspective: Although astronauts are well trained for the arrival of ESA’s supply ship ATV-4, they are spending time these days to refresh their knowledge, to make … Continue reading

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