Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Live from the final docking of the ATV-5

Live from the final docking of the ATV-5

Today is the last scheduled to dock the ATV of the European Space Agency to the International Space Station. The event, captured by five cameras, two of them located outside the ISS, will be broadcast live by CNES in unprecedented conditions.

Fifth and final mission to resupply ISS ATV of the European Space Agency.  With Columbus and after the March 2008, February 2011, March 2012 and June 2013, these five missions represent the annual contribution ESA must pay for the use of the Space Station ($ 150 million).  © Esa, Nasa

Since its launch on July 30, the Guiana Space Centre by an Ariane 5, the ATV-5 Georges LemaƮtre vogue toward the International Space Station (ISS). free coloring pages It is now 15: 30 pm (Paris time), he has finally dock at the orbital complex, on board, some 6.7 tons of cargo. Remaining there until January 25, it will be repeatedly asked to raise the orbit and serve as pressurized module.

The site of the CNES broadcast live through five cameras, docking of the ATV . Also a first and a last, since this is its  ultimate mission . The antenna jack is announced at 14: 45 am (Paris time).

While the main video stream broadcast a broadcast one hour commented on the subject, you can monitor the operations from the station with two onboard cameras, one Russian and one American, placed outside. Another camera will take us to the heart of the event, the control center of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in Toulouse. A final video stream will reveal in real time and image synthesis company, the progress of the ATV until its final approach.

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