Manned Space Missions
• Airbus Defence and Space, as prime contractor for the sophisticated Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) proves for the fourth time its capability to perform automatic rendezvous in space • 6,6 metric ton payload of ISS supplies ranging from…
Toulouse, 25 April 2008 – The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has successfully re-boosted the International Space Station (ISS) to a higher altitude.
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 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…