ATV-2 inside the Ariane 5

Yes, ATV Johannes Kepler is looking good – isn’t it?

New artist’s renderings were published today showing ATV-2 inside the nose cone (or under the fairing) of the Ariane 5 launcher and in space, ready for docking to the International Space Station.

The images were made by D. Ducros, ESA’s ‘chief space artist’.

ESA has updated also the multimedia gallery with some nice photos from Kourou: ATV @ ESA Multimedia gallery.

ATV-2 approaching ISS