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…
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.
Manned Space Missions
• Airbus Defence and Space, as prime contractor for the sophisticated Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) proves for the third 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.
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.