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Cargo loading underway on ATV-4

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Cargo loading underway with the next ATV resupply spacecraft to be launched by Ariane 5


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Arianespace’s busy Ariane 5 flight schedule in 2013 includes the company’s fourth launch of an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to the International Space Station, with cargo loading of the large resupply spacecraft now underway in French Guiana.

The latest ATV – named after Albert Einstein – is scheduled for a liftoff this spring, following Arianespace’s flights that deployed the previous 20-metric-ton-category payloads in March 2012, February 2011 and March 2008.    

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