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ATV-2 - Europe's heaviest spacecraft
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- Title ATV-2 - Europe's heaviest spacecraft
- Date of Production 26/01/2011
- Length 00:03:36
- Language English, French
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
On 15 February 2011 ESA will be making history, launching its heaviest spacecraft. Ariane 5 will be carrying ATV-2, Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle, its space freighter for the International Space Station. Named after the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, the ATV-2 is the first in a series of regular missions, after the inaugural flight of the Jules Verne in 2008.
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