Topic Author
Posts: 9229
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:08 pm

Ariane Tests Space Truck Sequence

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:56 pm

This is brilliant. I wish them success.

Last Updated: Friday, 5 October 2007, 23:47 GMT 00:47 UK

Ariane tests space truck sequence

The Ariane rocket has used a commercial satellite launch to test the engine sequence needed to loft Europe's forthcoming space truck, the ATV.

The rocket flew as normal on Friday to orbit two communications satellites, but it then re-ignited its upperstage to check its performance.

A re-ignition sequence will be required on the launch that hurls the ATV on a path to the space station in January.

From 2008, the truck will become one of the station's main resupply vessels.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: brianK73, flipdewaf and 1 guest

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos