ATV-5: loaded and locked23 July 2014
ATV-5: loaded and locked23 July 2014 ESA’s fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle is now scheduled for launch to the International Space Station at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST 30 July) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
ATV’s fiery break-up to be seen from inside17 July 2014
ATV’s fiery break-up to be seen from inside17 July 2014 As ESA’s remaining supply ferry to the International Space Station burns up in the atmosphere, its final moments as its hull disintegrates will be recorded from the inside by a unique infrared camera.
European Orion milestone leads to detailed design23 May 2014 ESA is a step closer to building the future of human spaceflight and exploration in Europe by completing the preliminary design review of Europe’s Service Module for NASA’s Orion vehicle to send astronauts beyond low orbit.
ATV-5 set to test new rendezvous sensors18 March 2014
ATV-5 set to test new rendezvous sensors18 March 2014 ESA’s space freighter ATV Georges Lemaître, set for launch this summer,will test new rendezvous sensors in space as it approaches the International Space Station.
Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station26 February 2014
Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station26 February 2014 Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from up in orbit.
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014 This year sees the fifth and last of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicles leave for the International Space Station. ATV Georges Lemaître will be launched this summer from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, fully loaded with supplies, fuel and oxygen for the...