Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Space Travel News .




STATION NEWS
ATV-3 Vehicle Fails to Adjust Space Station Orbit
by Staff Writers
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 17, 2012


Image courtesy RIA Novosti.

The European Space Agency's ATV-3 space freighter failed on Wednesday to readjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), a space industry source said.

Another attempt could be made on Friday.

Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said earlier in the day the engines of the Edoardo Amaldi spacecraft, docked at Russia's Zvezda module on the ISS, would be fired to raise the ISS orbit by 7.7 kilometers, to 414.42 km.

The maneuver was to be carried out to ensure the best conditions for the landing of Russia's Soyuz TMA-04M manned spacecraft on Earth and the docking of the Soyuz TMA-06M manned spacecraft with the ISS, scheduled for October 15.

Corrections to the space station's orbit are conducted periodically to compensate for the Earth's gravity and to safeguard the successful docking and undocking of spacecraft.

Source: RIA Novosti

.


Related Links
Roscosmos
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





STATION NEWS
ISS crew to embark on two spacewalks in August
Los Angeles (AFP) Aug 14, 2012
Four International Space Station crew members will embark on two spacewalks to install new equipment and replace defective installations, the US space agency NASA said Tuesday. Russia's Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko will carry out a six-hour spacewalk on August 20, the lead flight director for the current ISS mission, Dina Contella, told reporters from the Johnson Space Center in Hous ... read more


STATION NEWS
Pre launch verifications are underway for next Soyuz mission

GSAT-10 "spreads its wings" in preparation for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 launch

The Spaceport moves into action for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission to orbit two Galileo satellites

Sea Launch Prepares for the Launch of Intelsat 21

STATION NEWS
Opportunity is on the Move Again

How a Mars Sample Return Mission Can Go Electric

Curiosity Finds Humor on Mars

Microsemi Space Solutions On Board Historic Mars Rover Mission

STATION NEWS
LRO Spectrometer Detects Helium in Moon's Atmosphere

NASA's 'Mighty Eagle' Robotic Prototype Lander Flies Again at Marshall

Roscosmos Announces Tender for Moon Rocket Design

US flags still on the moon, except one: NASA

STATION NEWS
e2v To Supply Large CMOS Imaging Sensors For Imaging Kuiper Belt Objects

Fly New Horizons through the Kuiper Belt

Hubble Discovers a Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto

STATION NEWS
Five Potential Habitable Exoplanets Now

RIT Leads Development of Next-generation Infrared Detectors

UCF Discovers Exoplanet Neighbor

Can Astronomers Detect Exoplanet Oceans

STATION NEWS
NASA Selects Green Propellant Technology Demonstration Mission

Hypersonic vehicle fails flight test: US Air Force

US military to test hypersonic vehicle over Pacific

Medvedev to Name and Shame Failed Satellite Launch Officials

STATION NEWS
Hong Kong people share joy of China's manned space program

China's Long March-5 carrier rocket engine undergoes testing

China to land first moon probe next year

China launches Third satellite in its global data relay network

STATION NEWS
Dawn Engineers Assess Reaction Wheel

Dawn Completes Intensive Phase Of Vesta Exploration

Planetary Resources Announces Agreement with Virgin Galactic for Payload Services

Explained: Near-miss asteroids




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement