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  1. ATV campaign at Guiana Space Centre draws to a close

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    February 25, 2008

    With just 2 weeks to go to the 1st flight of the ATV—Europe’s 1st uncrewed cargo vehicle designed to resupply the International Space Station (ISS)—from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), reconfigured to accommodate and launch this huge spacecraft, an unprecedented campaign is now drawing to a close…

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  2. ATV takes its final dive

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    September 30, 2008

    After 7 months in space, the Jules Verne ATV has completed its mission after a flawless destructive re-entry guided by the ATV Control Centre at CNES’s facility in Toulouse, France.

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  3. New European cargo spacecraft set to fly by year-end

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    June 23, 2010

    Europe’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle, the ATV 2 Johannes Kepler, was transported to the Guiana Space Centre on 25 May in readiness for its mission to resupply the ISS later this year.

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  4. ATV- the European ISS resupply ship

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    August 3, 2007

    The Jules Verne, the first of Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicles designed to ferry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), arrived at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou late in July. Since its arrival, CNES teams have been preparing the ATV for launch in specially altered facilities, under the watchful eye of the director of operations. It is scheduled to make its maiden flight on 31 January 2008, on a specially adapted Ariane 5 launcher.

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  5. Jules Verne ATV mission on the starting blocks

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    August 3, 2007

    After a 12-day voyage across the Atlantic, the Jules Verne ATV*—the first fully automatic uncrewed cargo vessel built in Europe—has arrived safely at the Guyana Space Centre (CSG) ahead of launch early next year. Under CNES supervision, the mission will be a major first for Ariane 5 and the CSG.

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  6. Controlling the ATV from Toulouse

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    August 3, 2007

    The ATV Jules Verne, the 1st of Europe’s transfer vehicles that will ferry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), is set to make its maiden flight on 14 February 2008. Most ATV control operations will be performed from Toulouse.

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  7. Jules Verne embarks on an extraordinary journey

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    February 25, 2008

    Sunday 9 March, on its 37th launch—the first in its ES-ATV configuration—Ariane 5 successfully placed the European Jules Verne ATV into elliptical Earth orbit. In 3 weeks’ time, it will be approaching and docking with the International Space Station (ISS).

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  8. ATV prepares for final moments

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    September 23, 2008

    Après 6 mois de bons et loyaux services, l’ATV Jules Verne va tirer sa révérence. La scène se déroulera le 29 septembre prochain au dessus du Pacifique sud.

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  9. Une journée dans le centre de contrôle de l’ATV

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    February 25, 2008

    Demain, 3 avril, le ravitailleur tentera pour la première fois de s’arrimer à l’ISS. Pour cela, une équipe « melting-pot » composée d’experts CNES et ESA est déjà aux manœuvres depuis le centre de contrôle ATV-CC à Toulouse. Récit d’une journée pas comme les autres, au cœur de cette grande aventure spatiale.

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