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Ariane 5 ES launcher ready for transfer
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- Title Ariane 5 ES launcher ready for transfer
- Released 14/02/2011 4:57 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2011
The Ariane 5 ES launcher, on its mobile launch table, ready to leave the Final Assembly Building (BAF), where it was mated with its payload, the ATV Kepler, for a 2.8-km-long transfer to the Launch Zone (ZL-3), at the Ariane Launch Complex no.3 (ELA-3) of the Guiana Space Centre, Europe's space port, on February 14, 2010, for fuelling and final launch preparation.
ESA’s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is ready for launch 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.