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…
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.
Access to space
Kourou, 16 February 2011 – At 9:50 p.m. (GMT), Ariane 5 launched the ATV Johannes Kepler into orbit.
Manned Space Missions
• 200th Ariane will bring ‘Johannes Kepler’ to the ISS (launch planned on 15 February 2011) • ATV-2 is the heaviest payload ever to be carried by Ariane
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…