Manned Space Missions
On 20 June, the ATV-2 Johannes Kepler accomplished a textbook undocking from the ISS and then disintegrated as planned 24 hours later in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Access to space
- 60th consecutive successful Ariane 5 launch. - 5th ATV another record payload for Ariane. - ATV technology to be used in new space projects.
Kourou, Sunday 9 March 2008 – At 5.03 a.m. CET, an Ariane 5 ES placed the 19.4 tonnes of the ATV Jules Verne into orbit at the very first attempt.
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.
Accès à l'espace
The main mission of flight VA205 is to inject the ATV (Automatic Transfer Vehicle) payload into a circular low Earth orbit (LEO), for rendezvous with the International Space Station, followed by deorbiting of the upper composite.