See ATV better than ever
New ATV interactive factsheet with 3D tools
The latest version of the ATV
Johannes Kepler fact sheet includes a cool 3D animation - you can turn the vessel around and look it from every angle.
Zoom to details, change lights, cut it to cross sections or make the walls transparent. It's ATV as close and as personal as can be seen - without seeing the actual ATV!
Download the interactive PDF here - or click on the image at left (requires Acrobat 7 or later).
ATV media briefing – presentation files and mp3 audio
Frank De Winne
The presentation files (PPT) and an mp3 audio recording from yesterday's
excellent media briefing at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne are now available.
Approximately 15 media from Germany and Belgium were present, and the Q&A session - with Mission Director Capelle, Head Engineer Leiseifer and astronauts De Winne and Gerst - was quite lively. Listen to the audio recording below and click on 'continue reading' to access the PPTs.
You can also grab some nice photos via Flickr)
If audio does not play, download the
original mp3 file here.
Nice ATV brochure from ESA publications
ATV: Servicing the International Space Station
As the launch of
Johannes Kepler is getting closer and the action has begun to heat up, you might like to chill down with a nice ATV brochure!
ATV: Servicing the International Space Station offers not only a stylish peek behind the mission, but is also a handy source of ATV reference information.
You can also read it online at
ATV is the star of the ESA’s February calendar
Do you need a calendar for this February?
Download it from ESA's multimedia gallery!
Updated ATV fact sheet
... is now available in the ESA website; there are also links to the existing ATV newspaper. Both are in PDF format.
fact sheet is in EN and the newspaper is available in EN, FR, IT and DE.
ATV – Download posters
CNES have produced a two-sided poster covering ATV and its mission profile (French text). Download as jpg images via the
CNES ATV blog.
You can also grab several ESA posters on ATV (English text) as high-resolution PDF or TIFF files via:
Europe's supply vessel for the International Space Station
Poster - The Automated Transfer Vehicle
Poster - The first ATV mission to the ISS