Europe's ATV-5 Space Cargo Ship Mission in Pictures

Ariane 5 Engines Blazing

ESA/S. Corvaja

An Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on July 30, 2014, sending the European Space Agency’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle to the International Space Station.

ATV Roars Off the Ground

ESA/S. Corvaja

An Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on July 30, 2014, sending the European Space Agency’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle to the International Space Station.

ATV Rises from the Launch Pad

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An Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on July 30, 2014, sending the European Space Agency’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle to the International Space Station.

European Cargo Craft "Georges Lemaitre" Launches Toward Space Station

NASA TV

An Ariane 5 rocket launches toward space carrying the European Space Agency's ATV-5 cargo ship on its final mission to the International Space Station in this still from an ESA webcast during the launch on July 29, 2014. See our launch video and read the full story here.

ATV Streaks Across the Sky

ESA/S. Corvaja

An Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on July 30, 2014, sending the European Space Agency’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle to the International Space Station.

Ariane 5 Rocket Boosters Ejected

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An Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on July 30, 2014, sending the European Space Agency’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle to the International Space Station.

Last ATV Launch: ATV-5

ESA

An Ariane 5 rocket is seen headed for space, bright flame from its twin boosters clearly visible, in this image taken from the July 29, 2014 launch of the European Space Agency's ATV-5 cargo ship toward the International Space Station. See our launch video and read the full story here.

ATV-5 Rollout

ESA

Ariane 5 flight VA219, set to carry the fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5 (Georges Lemaître) into orbit, rolls to the launch pad at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for a scheduled launch on July 29, 2014.

ATV-5 Rollout #2

ESA

Ariane 5 flight VA219, set to carry the fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5 (Georges Lemaître) into orbit, rolls to the launch pad at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for a scheduled launch on July 29, 2014.

ATV-5 Rollout #3

ESA

Ariane 5 flight VA219, set to carry the fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5 (Georges Lemaître) into orbit, rolls to the launch pad at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for a scheduled launch on July 29, 2014.

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