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ATV - On the way to the launch pad


25 February 2008
From initial testing to getting it to Kourou. This image gallery shows the ATV on its way to the launch pad.
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ATV - Automatic docking in space


25 February 2008
As the most complex spacecraft ever to be built in western Europe, the ATV represents a significant milestone for European space. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen is coordinating the communication between the ATV control centres, located throughout the world. In addition, the German re-igniteable upper stage engines of Ariane 5 were tested at the DLR facility in Lampoldshausen.
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