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ATV 3 on its way to ISS / SD 16:9 / 27-03-2012
26 March 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
27-Mar-12 08:00 - 08:15 GMT
REPLAY: 27-Mar-12 15:00 - 15:15 GMT
ATV 3 on its way to ISS
Background information on the transmission:
ESAs ATV Edoardo Amaldi lifted off from Europes Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 23 March on an Ariane 5 launcher, operated by Arianespace. It is currently heading towards the International Space Station.
The Automated Transfer Vehicle, the most complex spacecraft ever produced in Europe, will deliver essential supplies to the orbital outpost. It will also reboost the Space Stations orbit while it is attached for about five months.
ATV Edoardo Amaldi is the third in a series of five supply ships developed in Europe to fulfil its obligation towards the exploitation costs of the Station.
This vessel is the first to have been processed and launched within the target rate of one per year
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a DOC file under :
A WMV preview clip is online under :
More background information can be found on http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ATV/index.html.
The MPEG-2 files are on the ESA ftp server in the folder entitled :