The fifth and final European automated transport vehicle (ATV) is ready to set off for Kourou.
The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) ferried propellants, food, water and equipment to the ISS. Once docked, it used its own engines to correct the station’s orbit. At the end of its four-month mission it was filled with waste, and burnt up in the…
Airbus Defence and Space, Europe's leading space technology company, is preparing ATV-4 for launch. Albert Einstein is the fourth European ATV space freighter by Airbus Defence and Space to be launched to the ISS by an Ariane 5 on 5 June 2013.
Flight 181 is the 37th Ariane 5 launch and the first in 2008. An A5 ES will be used for this flight, intermediary in the Ariane 5 range.
Access to space
Flight 200 is the 56th Ariane 5 launch and the first in 2011. An A5 ES will be used for this flight, equipped with a reignitable 3rd stage.