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ATV Edoardo Amaldi set for liftoff

ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi, is ready for launch to the International Space Station. ESA's formal Launch Readiness Review on Monday revealed no problems with the vessel. Launch is set for this Friday at 04:34 GMT (05:34 CET).
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Coverage Set for European Cargo Delivery to Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live the flight of the European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship to the International Space Station. Coverage will begin with its launch on Thursday.
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Docking date for ATV-3 with Space Station

ATV-3 will automatically dock with the Station's Russian Zvezda module during the night of 28-29 March. The precise time will be known after launch, which is set for 04:31 GMT (05:31 CET) on Friday, 23 March.
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New target launch date for ATV-3

The launch of ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) is targeted at 23 March, with a liftoff scheduled for 4:31 UT (5:31 CET).
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ATV launch delayed

A routine inspection has concluded that additional measures are required to ensure the maximum readiness of the third Automated Transfer Vehicle for launch. It has therefore been decided to postpone the launch previously scheduled for 9 March.
A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible.

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ATV-3 is due to lift off on 9 March from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, aboard Ariane 5. It will then dock to the International Space Station on 19 March. This A & B roll describes the mission of this 3rd ATV to be sent to the ISS. The third flight of Europe's space freighter and service vehicle for the International Space Station is just a few days away from launch. Named the Edoardo Amaldi, ATV-3 is carrying another record consignment of dry cargo and propellants to the ISS. One major item is a NASA water recycling unit for the orbital complex.
Another special aspect of the mission is that for the first time the ATV will rendezvous with the ISS in a new configuration.
This A-Roll describes the mission and includes interviews with Massimo Cislaghi, ESA's ATV-3 Mission Manager, and André Kuipers, ESA's astronaut in the ISS, who will be monitoring the spacecraft's arrival. The B-Roll also includes interviews with Jean-Michel Bois, ESA's Head of ATV Operations at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, and his colleague ATV-3 Flight Director Adam Williams. Interviews are in English, Italian, and French.

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Ariane 5 is prepared for its initial 2012 mission, which will orbit Europe's next Automated Transfer Vehicle

Arianespace is readying the first Ariane 5 for launch in 2012 from French Guiana following delivery of this heavy-lift workhorse yesterday at the Spaceport by its industrial prime contractor, Astrium.
The Ariane 5 ES vehicle is now in the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building following its transfer from the Launcher Integration Building - where it underwent integration of its core cryogenic stage, solid propellant boosters, equipment bay and EPS upper stage.
This version of Arianespace's workhorse heavy-lift launcher is now ready to receive its payload: the no. 3 Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) cargo resupply vessel developed by Europe for servicing of the International Space Station.

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The launch campaign is now in Day 17 (of 180 days) - as you can imagine, preparing a 20-tonne vehicle means there is a lot of logistics work to be carried out before you can really start. We have the opportunity to store some items here at Centre Spatiale Guyanais (CSG) in Kourou between campaigns, but a lot of items are shipped across the Atlantic at the start of the campaign. So, the week was mostly dedicated to mechanical work.
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Ed ~ The Ariane 5 ES rocket is scheduled to launch the ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi spacecraft from Kourou, French Guiana on the 5th March, 2012.



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