Source: ESA PR072011
Artist's Impression of the ATV Johannes Kepler.
Image credit: ESA - D. Ducros, 2010.
Europe's ATV Johannes Kepler supply ship on its way to Space Station
ESA's second Automated Transfer Vehicle, Johannes Kepler, has been launched into its targeted low orbit by an Ariane 5. The unmanned supply ship is planned to deliver critical supplies and reboost the International Space Station during its almost four-month mission.
The Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 21:50 GMT (18:50 local) on Wednesday 16 February.(read more)