ATV-3
Enabling & Support

ATV Edoardo Amaldi set for liftoff

21/03/2012 827 views 0 likes
ESA / Enabling & Support / Operations

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).

The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is the largest cargo vessel supplying the International Space Station with food, water supplies and propellants.

Yesterday, Arianespace conducted their readiness review for the Ariane 5 mission, VA205, that will deliver ATV to orbit. It, too, is cleared for flight.

Today, Ariane and ATV Edoardo Amaldi will be rolled to the launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana. The total vehicle mass is 777 tonnes –the heaviest ever for an Ariane. This ATV is also the rocket’s heaviest payload so far.

Follow the launch live via the ESA website – the webcast starts 30 minutes before liftoff.

Related Links

ATV-3 leaves Space Station
Science & Exploration

Mission accomplished for ATV Edoardo Amaldi

03/10/2012 3336 views 3 likes
Open item
ATV-3 docks with Space Station
Science & Exploration

ATV undocked

29/09/2012 1072 views 3 likes
Open item
ATV-3 docks with Space Station
Science & Exploration

ATV-3 set for overnight undocking

25/09/2012 750 views 1 likes
Open item
ATV-1 reentry
Enabling & Support

So long… and thanks for all the oxygen

20/09/2012 1458 views 2 likes
Open item
ATV-3
Science & Exploration

Learn to dock ATV the astronaut way

11/04/2012 3272 views 5 likes
Open item
ATV Edoardo Amaldi approaches ISS
Enabling & Support

Busy first days for ATV Edoardo Amaldi

03/04/2012 1083 views 0 likes
Open item
Science & Exploration

ATV music video: Back at the ISS

26/03/2012 1042 views 0 likes
Open item
Artemis satellite artist's view
Enabling & Support

Artemis: the ATV whisperer

26/03/2012 1823 views 3 likes
Open item
ATV docking
Science & Exploration

Europe’s third cargo vehicle docks with the Space Station

29/03/2012 2109 views 0 likes
Open item
Liftoff of Ariane 5 VA205 with ATV-3
Science & Exploration

Europe’s smart supply ship on its way to Space Station

23/03/2012 1705 views 0 likes
Open item
ATV-3 Launch
Science & Exploration

ATV-3 launch

23/03/2012 1834 views 0 likes
Open item
Ariane 5 with ATV Edoardo Amaldi
Science & Exploration

Crucial first steps in ATV’s orbital journey

21/03/2012 1155 views 0 likes
Open item
ATV-3
Science & Exploration

ATV Edoardo Amaldi set for liftoff

21/03/2012 827 views 0 likes
Open item
ATV-3 loading has begun
Science & Exploration

ATV-3 launch preparations going on

637 views 1 likes
Open item
ATV approaching Space Station
Science & Exploration

New target launch date for ATV-3

05/03/2012 1328 views 1 likes
Open item
ATV approaching Space Station
Enabling & Support

ATV launch delayed

02/03/2012 1211 views 1 likes
Open item
ATV-3 fuelling
Enabling & Support

Europe’s ATV space ferry set for launch to Space Station

08/02/2012 1063 views 2 likes
Open item
Unloading in Kourou harbour
Enabling & Support

ATV Edoardo Amaldi arrives in Kourou

26/08/2011 973 views 1 likes
Open item