Space artist nominated for prestigious prize23 April 2015
Space artist nominated for prestigious prize23 April 2015 Katie Paterson's ESA-supported work Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky – which included a symbolic return to space for a chunk of meteorite – has been shortlisted for the International Prize for Contemporary Art, granted by the Foundation Prince Pierre...
ATV’s internal camera delivered data, but not images20 February 2015
ATV’s internal camera delivered data, but not images20 February 2015 A prototype ‘blackbox for spacecraft’ running inside ESA’s cargo ferry as it burned up in the atmosphere managed to return data to the ground but, sadly, the images it took were lost in transit.
Last ATV reentry leaves legacy for future space exploration15 February 2015
Last ATV reentry leaves legacy for future space exploration15 February 2015 ESA’s fifth automated cargo ferry completed its mission to the International Space Station today when it reentered the atmosphere and burned up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.
ATV to bid farewell to Space Station for last time10 February 2015
ATV to bid farewell to Space Station for last time10 February 2015 ESA’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle will leave the International Space Station on Saturday for its final solo voyage, setting course for a fiery demise that will mark the end of its mission and the programme.
Camera to record doomed ATV’s disintegration – from inside06 February 2015
Camera to record doomed ATV’s disintegration – from inside06 February 2015 Next Monday, ESA astronaut Samantha Christoforetti will float into Europe’s space ferry to install a special infrared camera, set to capture unique interior views of the spacecraft’s break-up on reentry.
ATV views Space Station as never before09 December 2014
ATV views Space Station as never before09 December 2014 ESA’s fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle tested a new technique before docking with the International Space Station in August, at the same time revealing the orbital complex in a new light.