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Jules Verne Boosts ISS into Higher Orbit

by on Jun.20, 2008, under Near Earth

Jules Vern ATV

The Jules Verne Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has successfully boosted the International Space Station (ISS) into a higher orbit. In a record 20-minute burn, the 330-ton ISS was boosted by around 4.5 miles to an altitude of around 215 miles. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ATV performed a similar manoeuvre on 25-Apr. Speaking at the […]

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Europe Could get Manned Spaceship

by on May.14, 2008, under Near Earth, Newsflash

A plan for a spacecraft capable of carrying three people and based on the ATV and has been announced by the European firm EADS. Limited details have been announced, with fuller details being expected at this months Berlin Air Show. Read more on the BBC…

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