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 only capability which Europe is lacking in the field of manned spaceflight is that of transporting astronauts to and from space. The experience have gained on Columbus and ATV, as well as on atmospheric re-entry systems (ARD), means that Europe…
- 50 kilogrammes of coffee will rejuvenate the International Space Station crew - 5th ATV will represent new record payload for Ariane 5
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…
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.