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Launch of ATV-5 Georges Lemaître

ATV-5 Georges Lemaître, Europe’s fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle, will be orbited on the night of 29 to 30 July atop an Ariane 5 ES rocket to supply the International Space Station. It was decided to delay the VA219 launch, previously scheduled on the night of 24 to 25 July, in order to proceed with complementary verifications on the Ariane 5 ES launch system.

The launch

  • Launch date: 29/30 July 2014
  • Launcher version: Ariane 5 ES
  • Satellite: ATV-5 Georges Lemaître
  • Customers: ESA European Spage Agency
  • Time launch: 20:44 (local time) on 29 July 2014; 01:44 (CEST) on 30 July 2014
  • Webcast start time: 20:24 (local time) on 29 July 2014; 01:24 (CEST) on 30 July 2014

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Preparations for flight in French Guiana

Photo report of the key phases of launcher and spacecraft preparations for the next launch in Kourou.