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ATV-3's Ariane 5 launcher preparation
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- Title ATV-3's Ariane 5 launcher preparation
- Released 10/02/2012 10:19 am
- Copyright ESA, Arianespace, Optique Video du CSG - J.M. Guillon
Ariane 5 ES launcher for the ATV Edoardo Amaldi is taking shape at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou as the cryogenic main stage, with its the Vulcain 2 engine, was hoisted to vertical position inside the Launcher Integration Building. The lower composite of the launcher - the rocket without the payload and fairing - is assembled from the main central stage and two solid boosters in this 58-m high facility.