Ariane 5 ES | Johannes Kepler ATV (ATV-002)

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ES Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ES rocket as part of the Johannes Kepler ATV (ATV-002) mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Wed, Feb 16th, 2011, 4:50 PM EST from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ariane 5 ES and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Johannes Kepler ATV (ATV-002)

ATV-2 is the Automated Transfer Vehicle operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) to resupply the international space station (ISS) with propellant, water, air and dry cargo. After 8 days in orbit it docked to the ISS on 24th February 2011.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ES

Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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