The background article in ESA’s Spacecraft Operations site has been updated with the latest mission operation facts & figures provided by Alberto Novelli, ESA’s ISS Operations Manager based at the Agency’s ESTEC establishment in the Netherlands.
|ROLE||ISS resupply & reboost|
|LAUNCH DATE||15 February 2011|
|LAUNCHER/LOCATION||Ariane 5/Kourou, French Guiana|
|LAUNCH MASS||10 470 kg (empty) | 20 050 kg (launch mass)|
|ORBIT||Transfer and phasing to dock with ISS|
|NOMINAL MISSION||4 months|
|++ ATV is the first vessel to dock automatically with the ISS
and is the largest ISS supply vessel ++
Access the full article via http://www.esa.int/ops (click on the link at left under ‘Human Spaceflight’).