ATV-3 is due to lift off on 23 March from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, aboard Ariane 5. It will then dock to the International Space Station on 28 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.
More background information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ATV/index.html