ESA PR 15-2008. Jules Verne, the first of the European Space Agency%u2019s Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV), a new series of autonomous spaceships designed to re-supply and re-boost the International Space Station (ISS), was successfully launched into low Earth orbit by an Ariane 5 vehicle this morning.
It’s around 3 times as large as the US resupply ship and is the most complex European spacecraft built to date.

ESA Portal – Europe launches its first re-supply ship %u2013 Jules Verne ATV %u2013 to the ISS