langue en Airbus Defence and Space - 30/07/2014

What we do for Ariane 5, ATV and the ISS

Airbus Defence and Space has the overall industrial responsibility for both the ATV and the European launcher Ariane 5.
Airbus Defence and Space is the main contractor for the Ariane 5 launcher, the reliable European ?workhorse? that has been developed and constructed to fulfil a range of heavy-load missions. In the customised ES version, the launcher will propel the ATV into circular orbit at an altitude of 260 km and with a speed of 7,600 m/s.

We build also different experiment materials and equipment will also be delivered to the ISS. For ATV-5, during the rendezvous with ISS, and a few days prior, during a dedicated ISS fly-under, ATV will activate the Liris demonstrator. Liris will acquire in-flight data necessary to prove new rendezvous technologies in particular with non-cooperative targets such as space debris. Airbus Defence and Space developed the apparatus, which is based on the principle of electromagnetic levitation technology, as part of a series of contracts from ESA and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).