Space in daily life
The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is a ‘space truck’ – an unmanned, completely automated supply ship designed to carry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). It is a major part of Europe’s contribution to the ISS programme.
- 50 kilogrammes of coffee will rejuvenate the International Space Station crew - 5th ATV will represent new record payload for Ariane 5
Double success demonstrates again Airbus Defence and Space’s unmatched reliability record and expertise as the prime contractor of Ariane 5 and the ATV 55th consecutive successful launch of Ariane 5, with a new payload record of 20.2 tonnes The…
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…
Manned Space Missions
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.