A super-cool video providing an in-depth overview of the complete ATV mission profile in just two fast-paced minutes (no voices, but the soundtrack rocks!). Includes footage of ATV-CC (control centre in Toulouse) and of the laser-guided automatic docking system. This video provided courtesy of blog editor Fabien Dussarrat and our colleagues at CNES, the French space agency, our blog partners for the ATV mission (in French) over at the CNES website.

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© Real Fusio/CNES, 2011

Note that a full 3D version (and you won’t need the funny glasses) of this video will be shown during 2011 at various events in Europe involving CNES – we’ll get more info later on where you can see it.