Launch of ATV-3 on Ariane 5 Rocket

The European Automated Transfer Vehicle 3, (ATV-3) lifted off from Kourou in French Guiana today ontop a Ariane 5 rocket, 23rd March 2012, at 04:31 UTC/00:31 EST. The ATV-3 is a module sized spacecraft filled with cargo and propellent for the International Space Station. Docking to the International Space Station is scheduled for March 28th 2012 at 10:32 UTC/18:32 EST. This launch was the 205th flight of the Ariane 5.

Source: NASA Television

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