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 […]

ESA's Edoardo Amaldi Thunders to Orbit Atop Ariane 5

 Video courtesy of ESA

The European Space Agency or ESA launched the third of the agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) bound for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 11:34 p.m. CDT from the Arianespace launch site located in Kourou, French Guiana.