KOUROU, French Guiana — An Ariane 5 ES launch vehicle lifted Europe’s fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) to low Earth orbit July 29, sending the 20,000-kg (44,000-lb) cargo tug loaded with fuel, food, water and supplies on its final mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Ariane 5 rocket and ATV spacecraft – both built by Airbus Defense and Space – lifted off at 8:47 p.m. local time from Europe’s Guiana Space Center here, with the ...
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