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The launcher fairing is lowered over Jules Verne ATV
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- Title The launcher fairing is lowered over Jules Verne ATV
- Released 27/02/2008 9:24 am
- Copyright 2008 - ESA /CNES/Arianespace/Photo optique video du CSG
Jules Verne, the first Automated Transfer Vehicle, has been integrated and encapsulated under its huge fairing on top of its Ariane 5 launcher. With a total mass of about 19 360 kg, Jules Verne is the largest payload ever launched by Ariane 5. The historical mission with the first European space supplier for the ISS is scheduled for a night time launch on 8 March at 01:23 local time in French Guiana (04.23 UT).