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.
The fifth and final European automated transport vehicle (ATV) is ready to set off for Kourou.
Double success demonstrates again Airbus Defence and Space’s unmatched reliability record and expertise as the prime contractor of Ariane 5 and the ATV 55th consecutive successful launch of Ariane 5, with a new payload record of 20.2 tonnes The…