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Mission done and done well!

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Reentry Breakup Recorder successfully records data

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Reentry Breakup Recorder is delivering data!

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Final update from ATV-CC mission director on console

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03:23 CEST – loss of signal at about 85km

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03:18 CEST – altitude now below 150km

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03:12 CEST – ATV-3 now below 230km altitude

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The Big Dive: Deorbit burn 2 complete & correct

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80% of the planned deorbit ‘delta-V’ (slowing of #ATV3 speed) has been achieved

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Second deorbit burn started at 02:44:52 CEST #atv3 #reentry

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First deorbit burn slight underperformance

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ISS crew monitor ATV-3 undocking

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Last view of ATV-3 seen from Russian Service Module

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UPDATE: Timeline for tonight’s re-entry

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ATV-3 1 October 2012: Mission is almost over

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Deorbit burns set for Tuesday night/Wednesday morning

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Update from ATV-CC – all nominal!

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NASA TV update for ATV-3 undocking day

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Fuel usage on last night’s departure burn

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23:25 CEST – so far, so good

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23:19 CEST – ‘Wake Up’ now in effect: Amaldi avionics & on board flight control systems starting up

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23:15 CEST – Update from ESA Mission Director