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ATV-3 Transferred to launchpad

Automated Transfer Vehicle Edoardo Amaldi (ATV-3) is moved to the Ariane integration building in Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. From there it will be loaded onto an Ariane 5 rocket for launch in March 9, 2012.

ESA’s third automated space freighter will carry about two tonnes of dry cargo, 285 kg of water and more than three tonnes of propellants to the International Space Station. »

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 1:22 PM