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CTV-01 test vehicle

Posted 04-10-2009 at 10:55 AM by Matte
Updated 04-17-2009 at 01:56 PM by Matte

<<CTV-01 , 01 November 2010>>
LIFTOFF.

The first vehicle of the CTV serie blasted off aboard an Ariane 5 from Kourou this morning (local time).

CTV-01 is unmanned.
It is the 1st of 2 unmanned flight that will test deeply all the systems.

Mission duration is 2 days, and will end with reentry and recovery of the capsule.

CTV-03 will carry 4 astronauts in orbit.
Manned science flights will be CTV-03, 04 and 05, and will end with CTV-06, the first operational flight to Celestia Space Station, scheduled for 08 September 2011.

The orbit of CTV-01 is now 50 km higher than CSS-STS27 complex and is on a different plane so that any danger is avoided.



<<CTV-01 , 03 November 2010>>
After 2 days of successfull systems checks, the unmanned reentry capsule of CTV-01 reentered Earth atmosphere and splashed down in the Atlantic ocean, not far from Spanish coastline.
The path to the first manned flight is now paved.
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