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.