- 50 kilogrammes of coffee will rejuvenate the International Space Station crew - 5th ATV will represent new record payload for Ariane 5
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.
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
ATV 2 Johannes Kepler is ready for launch in Kourou by Ariane 5.
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.