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News Archive / Tagged: Automated Transfer Vehicle

  • Orion service module engine shipped to Europe

    Bart LeahyDecember 17th, 2016

    NASA has shipped the Orion spacecraft’s main engine to Europe to be integrated with the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which serves as the backbone of Orion’s Service Module.

  • ESA looks for an historic blaze of glory for final ATV-5 mission to ISS

    James TuttenJuly 30th, 2014

    The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to transmit interior views of destruction from a de-orbiting spacecraft when it concludes its fifth and final mission for their Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) early next year. ATV-5 successfully launched atop an Arianespace heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket last night, July 29, at 8:44 p.m. GFT (23:44 GMT) from Guiana Space Centre ELA-3 […]

  • ESA’s heaviest spacecraft – Arianespace’s ATV-5 – set to launch to ISS

    Rae Botsford EndJuly 28th, 2014

    Arianespace, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA ), is planning to send up its fifth, and final, Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday evening at precisely 8:44:03 p.m. GFT (23:44:03 GMT, 7:44:03 p.m. EDT) from Guiana Space Centre ELA-3 located in Kourou, French Guiana.

  • Four O3b satellites successfully launched atop Arianespace Souyz ST-B

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 10th, 2014

    At 2:55 PM (18:55 GMT) today, four O3b satellites lifted off from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana atop an Arianespace Soyuz ST-B. The mission delivered a new installation of O3b Networks’ space-based constellation of satellites designed to supply internet services and telecommunications with a fiber-optic network. 

  • Europe’s ‘Albert Einstein’ ATV cargo vessel poised to depart International Space Station

    Jason RhianOctober 26th, 2013

    It’s all relative, you arrive and then you leave. Such is the case with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Albert Einstein Automated Transfer Vehicle 4 or “ATV-4.” The soda can-shaped vessel is ready to undock from the International Space Station (ISS). ATV-4 has been loaded with trash and has been buttoned up in preparation of […]