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.
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…
- 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…
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.