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Last earthly view of ATV-4

Final on-Earth view of ATV Albert Einstein as the aerodynamic fairing is lowered over top of the vessel, Friday 24 May. Next time we see it will be just prior to docking! Thanks, Daniel Guyomard from the ATV team in … Continue reading

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Goodbye to ATV-3 (for now...)

A brief note came in last night via Alberto Novelli (Mission Manager for ATV-4) in Kourou. He spoke with ESA's Laurent Brothier, working on the ATV-3 Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) team at Kourou. Last night, Arianespace workers completed installing … Continue reading

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Tonight in Kourou: lowering the huge Ariane 5 fairing over ATV-3

An excellent series of images taken in the past few hours showing the work taking place this evening in Kourou's BAF building, as the aerodynamic fairing is lowered over top of ATV-3. These provide some of the final views of … Continue reading

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