ATV STATUS: Ready for flight

ATV Control Centre deliver regular mission reports on ATV status. Their first one for ATV-5 was issued yesterday, below are excerpts. The next report is planned for after launch.

GENERAL STATUS
·        ATV Ops and Ground Segment ready for launch
·        Successful LRR – 25 July
·        IMMT : 25 July. ESA and IPs-ISS are GO for ATV5 launch and docking
·        RAL : 26 July. Ariane 5, CSG and ATV vehicle are GO

Launch at 23:47:38 UTC on 29 July

CARGO and FUEL STATUS
·        Dry cargo : 2695kg
·        Water : 843kg
·        Oxygen (2 tanks) & Air (1 tank): 100kg
·        Propellant : 4356kg, including 2118kg for ISS prop support
·        Refuelling propellant : 860kg

ATV STATUS
Ready for flight

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