Clear for Launch

Taverna, Michael A.
May 2004
Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/17/2004, Vol. 160 Issue 20, p35
Trade Publication
European space leaders hope their troubled space launch program is now back on track, following a massive new order for Ariane 5 boosters and a redrawn contract for development of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). The ATV is an element of the Ariane 5 launch system that will serve to resupply the International Space Station and periodically reboost it into higher orbit. The Ariane 5 award, for 30 launch vehicles worth 3 billion euros, was issued to EADS, which was granted full prime contractor responsibility for the Ariane 5 last year.


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