Manned Space Missions
• Five successful missions provided 32 tonnes of cargo and 40 re-boosts to the ISS • Airbus Defence and Space to use ATV technology in new space projects including the US human spacecraft ‘Orion’
• “Johannes Kepler”, built by Airbus Defence and Space, docked automatically with the ISS after travelling more than 4 million kilometres in space in one week • ATV-2 becomes an integral, inhabited part of the ISS • ATV is currently the…
Airbus Defence and Space has now spent more than three years preparing Ariane 5 for the ATV launch to the International Space Station. In contrast with a “standard” geostationary satellites launch mission, Ariane will be required to place the…
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.