Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: ATV launch by Ariane 5 live on 5 June 2013

June 5, 2013

ATV launch by Ariane 5 live on 5 June 2013

Dear followers,


yesterday, the space rocket, Ariane 5 VA 213, which will carry the Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV, has been moved from the final assembly building. The +European Space Agency, ESA 's fourth ATV, Albert Einstein, is now ready for launch to the International Space Station. The liftoff is set at 23:52 CEST or 21:52 GMT from the Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.


Credit: ESA-S. Corvaja

Couples days ago, we told you about some troubles with the docking sensors during the concerning the final approach to ISS . The engineers seems to fix that.

The live steaming of the liftoff will be proposed in the following link:



Enjoy the take-off, and don't  that you could follow us on Google+ and Twitter !