All is set for the third mission of Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle. On March 9th, ATV-3, named the Edoardo Amaldi, is due to lift off from Kourou on the first launch of an Ariane 5 this year. The space freighter and service vehicle will again be carrying a record consignment of dry cargo and propellants to the International Space Station. Aboard the ISS, ESA astronaut André Kuipers will be ready to monitor the docking when it arrives.
Edoardo Amaldi to the ISS
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Daniel Scuka is Senior Editor for Spacecraft Operations at ESOC, ESA's European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany.
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