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ATV-4 scheduled for summer liftoff

ESA's space freighter ATV Albert Einstein will be the heaviest spacecraft ever launched into space by an Ariane rocket when it lifts off to the International Space Station on 5 June.
Albert Einstein is the fourth in the five-vessel Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-series of space cargo freighters and is undergoing final integration and cargo loading at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou.

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Europe's next ATV begins final preparations for June launch

Europe's next Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), named Albert Einstein, has entered the final phase of preparations ahead of its launch to the International Space Station.
The unmanned cargo ship is due to be launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from the European spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, in June.

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Cargo loading underway with the next ATV resupply spacecraft to be launched by Ariane 5

Arianespace's busy Ariane 5 flight schedule in 2013 includes the company's fourth launch of an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to the International Space Station, with cargo loading of the large resupply spacecraft now underway in French Guiana.
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ATV-3 and ATV-4 mission logo available

The ATV-4 Albert Einstein logo has arrived, fresh in from the designers. The ATV-4 logo sticks to the existing ATV logo theme, but sports nice red colours.
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ATV-4 to carry name Albert Einstein
 
With ATV Johannes Kepler in space and ATV Edoardo Amaldi almost built, the next Space Station supply craft coming off the production line has been named after the most famous scientist of all time: Albert Einstein. Launch is expected in early 2013.
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