ATV-4 scheduled for June liftoff11 April 2013
ATV-4 scheduled for June liftoff11 April 2013 ESA's space freighter ATV Albert Einstein will be the heaviest spacecraft ever launched into space by an Ariane rocket when it lifts off to the International Space Station on 5 June.
ESA workhorse to power NASA’s Orion spacecraft16 January 2013
ESA workhorse to power NASA’s Orion spacecraft16 January 2013 ESA agreed with NASA today to contribute a driving force to the Orion spacecraft planned for launch in 2017. Ultimately, Orion will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle techno...
Mission accomplished for ATV Edoardo Amaldi03 October 2012
Mission accomplished for ATV Edoardo Amaldi03 October 2012 PR 32 2012 - ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, completed the final part of its highly successful six-month servicing mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up as plan...
ATV undocked29 September 2012
ATV undocked29 September 2012 ATV-3 departed from the International Space Station at 21:44 GMT (23:44 CEST) on 28 September in a flawless undocking under control of the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France and in close cooperation with control centres in Moscow, Russia and Houst...
So long… and thanks for all the oxygen20 September 2012
So long… and thanks for all the oxygen20 September 2012 ESA’s ATV Edoardo Amaldi’s time is near. Next week the spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, its hugely successful mission coming to an end six months after launch.
Learn to dock ATV the astronaut way11 April 2012
Learn to dock ATV the astronaut way11 April 2012 Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? ESA is making actual astronaut training available on your computer and tablet, so you can see for yourself.