KOUROU, French Guiana â€” The European Space Agencyâ€™s (ESA) fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4) launched atop an Ariane 5 ES heavy-lift rocket from the Guiana Space Center here June 5, sending more than 20,000 kg (44,000 lb.) of cargo and fuel to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). Built by Astrium Space Transportation and operated by European launch provider Arianespace, the Ariane 5 lifted off at 5:52:11 EDT, sending the Astrium-built cargo vessel into a circular ...
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