Tag Archives: Cygnus

Many changes before Luca returns

ESA mission director Roland Luettgens keeps us up to date on Luca’s Volare mission: There is an incredible period of activity around the International Space Station these days with many things happening onboard as well as on ground over the … Continue reading

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Cygnus

It is dark outside, an impenetrable blackness surrounds us, so we are probably flying over an ocean as. I look around the Cupola and realise that the lights around me and the surreal blue twilight outside would probably drown-out the faint … Continue reading

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Scenes from life in space: part 3

Delays The delay of the Cygnus cargo shuttle reminds us that space companies are on the forefront of technological exploration and you cannot afford to take even the smallest detail for granted. Cygnus is also proof that the experience gained … Continue reading

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Luca’s weekend – and ours

After the successful launch of Cygnus last week we were expecting the spaceship to arrive on Sunday. The weekend plans were uploaded and all teams and activities involved with the capture of the space vehicle were ready to go. Control … Continue reading

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Awaiting the next resupply ship

Volare mission director Roland Luettgens sends an update on the next spacecraft to visit the International Space Station: The crew on the International Space Station is getting ready for receiving another visiting vehicle at the end of this week. After … Continue reading

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