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Ariane 5 ES launcher during transfer to ZL-3
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- Title Ariane 5 ES launcher during transfer to ZL-3
- Released 14/02/2011 7:36 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2011
The Ariane 5 ES launcher photographed on 14 February 2010 during transfer from the Final Assembly Building (BAF) to the Launch Zone (ZL-3), at the Ariane Launch Complex no. 3 (ELA-3) of the Guiana Space Centre, Europe's space port.
Ariane was mated in BAF with its payload, the ATV Johannes Kepler, and now it is ready for fuelling and final launch preparation.
ESA’s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle will be launched to the International Space Station on Tuesday, 15 February at 22:13:27 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The unmanned spaceship will deliver essential supplies and reboost the Station during its mission lasting three and half months.