Orion milestone set for May 22 November 2013
Orion milestone set for May 22 November 2013 A milestone in developing Europe’s contribution to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle, expected to take human crews beyond Earth orbit later this decade, has been set for next May. The period until then will allow for an indepth design analysis for the propose...
A fiery end to a perfect mission: ATV Albert Einstein02 November 2013
A fiery end to a perfect mission: ATV Albert Einstein02 November 2013 ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.
ATV-4: all good missions must come to an end26 October 2013
ATV-4: all good missions must come to an end26 October 2013 ESA’s supply and support ferry ATV Albert Einstein has served the International Space Station faithfully since it was launched from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana in June. Its mission comes to an end next week when it undocks on Monday and e...
Meteorite science meets an artist’s dream of spaceflight28 June 2013 Inspired by the dream of space exploration, artist Katie Paterson imagined sending a piece of her meteorite artwork back to space in a celebration of science, art and human technology. Her vision may just become reality, with a little help from ESA’s...
Europe’s largest spaceship reaches its orbital port15 June 2013 ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, completed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station on 15 June when it docked smoothly with orbital outpost at 14:07 GMT (16:07 CEST).
ATV ready to nose up to Station14 June 2013
ATV ready to nose up to Station14 June 2013 ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV Albert Einstein, is set to conduct an autonomous docking with the International Space Station on 15 June. The vessel will deliver scientific experiments, vital supplies and fuel to the astronauts.