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The Future

is now. At least if you’re an astronaut. Thanks to Wayne Hale for the image.

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A Proposed US On-Orbit Propellant Transfer System

For the ISS. The shuttle would transfer unused hypergolics to the ISS propulsion module. ATV as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISS_Propulsion_Module It was canceled and instead Progress and ATV are used directly for most boosting. Nevertheless the technology could be useful in developing … Continue reading

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It’s in orbit currently. Status updates on spaceflight now and an NSF forum thread. There’s some technical material on NSF L2 about the HTV, for anyone there. Hope all goes well. This is also exciting, if everything works, there are … Continue reading

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ATV Docking Right Now

ESA live video here and live blog here, NASASpaceflight.com live thread here. Distance now a few meters. EDIT: Success! ATV is now docked to ISS. The live streaming video worked great perhaps for the first time ever. Now ESA has the Columbus lab and the ATV on the ISS. This success will probably raise space awareness throughout Europe, I hope … Continue reading

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First ATV nearing ISS

The first European Autonomous Transfer Vehicle is nearing the International Space Station as I write this. It’s demo day 2 and it will go to 250 meters distance. Docking will be a few days later. ESA has a live blog here. NASASpaceflight.com has a live thread here. Someone just posted a screen capture: There’s video at … Continue reading

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SpaceHab Arctus

SpaceHab together with ULA (Lockheed Martin) is proposing a simple cargo capsule to ISS, launched on existing rockets like Atlas V. This seems good.

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