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…
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.
The fifth and final European automated transport vehicle (ATV) is ready to set off for Kourou.
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.
- 50 kilogrammes of coffee will rejuvenate the International Space Station crew - 5th ATV will represent new record payload for Ariane 5