Date: Tue, Feb 01, 2011 | 07:30 - 07:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
In two weeks, on 15 February, 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.
This A & B-Roll gives an overview of the mission, with shots of the launch campaign in Kourou, the loading of the spacecraft in dry cargo and fuel and an animation of the mission. It includes interviews with Nico Dettmann, Head of ATV Production at ESA, his colleague Charlotte Beskow, ATV-2 deputy Mission Manager and Martial Vanhove, Director of Operations at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse. Interviews are in English, German, French and Swedish.
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