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15 février 2011 2 15 /02 /février /2011 14:47

 

ESA’s latest ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) is ready for launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday, 15 Wednesday, 16 February  from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.


At nearly 20 tonnes, the "Johannes Kepler" cargo vehicle is the heaviest and largest payload ever built in Europe and to be launched by an Ariane. A week later the ATV will dock to the International Space Station and deliver essential supplies and reboost the Station during its mission lasting three and half months.

 

With lift-off scheduled for 22h13 GMT tonight (23h13 Paris), ESA will broadcast the final pre-launch images from CSG, Kourou with Ariane on its launch pad ready to go:

http://television.esa.int/default.cfm#

 

Also availiable on Dailymotion with the CNES (French):

 

 

Just for fun, here is the last launch of Ariane V (INTELSAT 17 et HYLAS 1 satellites):


HOLY SMOKE! THAT'S F*** BEAUTIFUL!!!

Update
Lift off succeeded, rendezvous with the ISS for docking on Thursday, 24 February.


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véronique 16/02/2011 13:31


Cancelled last night... :'(
Tonight???


doc-fab 16/02/2011 19:08



Corrected!



Student 15/02/2011 16:00


leider kann ich gar kein französisch, sonst hätte ich ja gerne was geschrieben...


doc-fab 15/02/2011 16:10



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