Update as of 13:15 CEST from ESA’s Charlotte Beskow in Kourou – Ed.

The Revue Avant Lancement (RAL – Launch review) is starting here in Kourou; it’s the final meeting in a long series, leading up to launch. If all goes as planned, the OK will be given today and countdown operations can start.

BAF with ATV5 inside. Credit: ESA

BAF with ATV5 inside. Credit: ESA

ATV 5 is in the building shown here, the BAF (final assembly building).

Monday the doors will open and Ariane 5 plus ATV ( hidden from view underneath the fairing) will be visible.

It is a great moment! And I am very glad to be here in Kourou these days

— Charlotte