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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
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27 Oct 14 22:44:00 GMT
27 Oct 14 18:44:00 EDT

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Farewell, Georges: Europe's Final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Begins Journey to Launch Site

The fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) has begun its journey from Germany to South America. This will represent its final Earthly journey before heading into space in June 2014. Photo Credit: Astrium

With eight months still remaining before a mighty Ariane 5 booster launches it toward the International Space Station, Europe’s fifth [...]

ISS Boost Ended Earlier Than Planned

Video courtesy of ESA 

A planned orbital boost of the International Space Station (ISS) ended sooner than the 30 minutes originally planned. The boosters used were actually on the Edoardo Amaldi Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3). On Wednesday the ATV began firing to raise the ISS – but was stopped and the reminder [...]