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fractionofadot

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<p>Congratulations to the ESA!</p><p>I got to see the pair last night overhead and it was a beautiful sight; I also picked up data packets from the ISS with my radio, partly as confirmation of what I was seeing, heh.</p><p>It's an inspiring sight. </p><p>Hopefully this docking ushers in a new era for the ESA and all of Europe <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /></p><p><br />But first, enjoy this moment guys! </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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CalliArcale

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<p>I was gonna watch this live on the ESA feed, but forgot until it was too late.&nbsp; (The morning kinda got away from me.)</p><p>I'm glad to hear it went so well!&nbsp; We now officially have four vehicles to service the ISS!&nbsp; When Japan gets theirs into service, we'll have five.&nbsp; Very very cool. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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Swampcat

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<p>Congratulations to ESA.</p><p>Automated docking of this nature&nbsp;is something NASA has not yet accomplished.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="3" color="#ff9900"><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong><em>------------------------------------------------------------------- </em></strong></font></p><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong><em>"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."</em></strong></font></p><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong>Thomas Jefferson</strong></font></p></font> </div>
 
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ThereIWas2

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Automated docking of this nature&nbsp;is something NASA has not yet accomplished. </DIV><br /></p><p>If NASA could do that somebody might question the need for all those astronauts.&nbsp; Can't have that. <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /> </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><span class="postbody"><span style="font-style:italic"><br /></span></span></p> </div>
 
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fractionofadot

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<p>A question, it's not important, just a curiosity;</p><p>Does the ATV have any internal cameras?&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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aphh

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>A question, it's not important, just a curiosity;Does the ATV have any internal cameras?&nbsp; <br /> Posted by fractionofadot</DIV></p><p>I would say no. ESA does not necessarily need to satisfy the curiosity of the public, hence the operations and decision making is far from the transparency of NASA. They like to think they are scientists, not advertising company.</p><p>This has both benefits and downsides. </p><p>If we see images inside ATV it will be from a handheld camera. They don't block the flow of information (atleast not always), they just don't see the need to publish everything by themselves.</p>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p>Europe's first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) cargo supply ship has successfully raised the International Space Station into a higher orbit in the first of four re-boost maneuvers scheduled between now and August, its manufacturer and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Friday.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">Using two of its four main engines, the ATV Jules Verne pushed the 308-ton orbital complex for a period of 12.5 minutes, increasing its speed by just over 8 feet (2.65 meters) per second and raising its altitude by 2.8 miles (4.6 km). The ATV consumed 537 pounds (244 kg) of its fuel in performing the task.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">The station's orbit of around 211 miles (340 km<strong>)</strong> regularly degrades from the effects of residual atmosphere at that altitude.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">To see the effects of the boost:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">http://heavens-above.com/IssHeight.aspx?lat=40.667&lng=-74.896&loc=High+Bridge&alt=104&tz=EST</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">It's the one at the end of April.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">MW</span></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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newtons_laws

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<p>Not seen this mentioned over the last few days, but on 20th June the ATV performed a 2nd burn to raise the ISS orbit.&nbsp; This burn was longer than the first one in April, lasting for 20 minutes raising the orbit by 7km to around 345km.</p><p>http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMALNRHKHF_index_0.html</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Not seen this mentioned over the last few days, but on 20th June the ATV performed a 2nd burn to raise the ISS orbit.&nbsp; This burn was longer than the first one in April, lasting for 20 minutes raising the orbit by 7km to around 345km.http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMALNRHKHF_index_0.html <br />Posted by newtons_laws</DIV><br /><br />I mentioned it in the Expedition 17 thread a few days ago when I noticed it, but forgot to copy it here. Thanx</p><p>Wayne</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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newtons_laws

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<p>Looks like the ISS has been reboosted again:</p><p>http://heavens-above.com/IssHeight.aspx?lat=40.667&lng=-74.896&loc=High+Bridge&alt=104&tz=EST</p><p>&nbsp;NASA says the boost occurred on Wednesday this week: </p><p>&nbsp;http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html</p><p>Looks like the ISS is now the highest its been for some time! <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-cool.gif" border="0" alt="Cool" title="Cool" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Looks like the ISS is now the highest its been for some time! &nbsp; <br />Posted by newtons_laws</DIV><br /><br />Yes indeed. That makes sense, too. As long as Jules Verne is attached and has the propellant, might as well get it as high as possible. The next Shuttle mission to the ISS isn't until November, by then it will be down low enough so the shuttle can reach it with it's heavy load of cargo.</p><p>I can't recall the last time the orbit has been this high. That also means the orbit takes a bit longer; I'll have to try and calculate it.</p><p>This current orbit is 91.56&nbsp;min/orbit.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">Yes indeed. That makes sense, too. As long as Jules Verne is attached and has the propellant, might as well get it as high as possible. The next Shuttle mission to the ISS isn't until November, by then it will be down low enough so the shuttle can reach it with it's heavy load of cargo.I can't recall the last time the orbit has been this high. That also means the orbit takes a bit longer; I'll have to try and calculate it.This current orbit is 91.56&nbsp;min/orbit. <br /> Posted by MeteorWayne</font></DIV></p><p><strong><font size="2">Dunno if Heavens Above site has been updated with the new orbital elements, post ATV 3rd reboost?&nbsp;</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">The ATV is really showing it's value with delivering cargo, providing in a sense a temporary module & performing multiple reboosts.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">A major feather in the cap for ESA.&nbsp;</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</font></strong></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Dunno if Heavens Above site has been updated with the new orbital elements, post ATV 3rd reboost?&nbsp;The ATV is really showing it's value with delivering cargo, providing in a sense a temporary module & performing multiple reboosts.A major feather in the cap for ESA.&nbsp;Andrew Brown.&nbsp; <br />Posted by 3488</DIV><br /><br />Yes, the H-A page epoch is Saturday the 26th, post boost. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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