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The Automated Transfer Vehicle burns up during a guided and controlled reentry
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- Title The Automated Transfer Vehicle burns up during a guided and controlled reentry
- Released 10/04/2002 10:30 am
- Copyright ESA - D.Ducros
After 6 months, the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), loaded with 6.5 tonnes of waste, separates from ISS and fully burns up during a guided and controlled reentry high over the Pacific.
In combination with ESA's new Ariane 5, 8.5 m-long ATV will enable Europe to transport cargo to the International Space Station. The 45 m³ pressurized module of the ATV delivers up to 7.2 tonnes of equipment, fuel, food, water and air for the crew.