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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

ATV Albert Einstein is installed on its Ariane 5 launcher for Arianespace’s next heavy-lift mission

www.arianespace.com said:

May 7, 2013 – Vega Flight VV02

Arianespace marked one of the final steps in preparations for the next Ariane 5 launch as Europe’s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) was integrated atop the heavy-lift workhorse at the Spaceport.

This latest ATV – named after German-born physicist Albert Einstein – was lowered by an overhead crane onto its Ariane 5 inside the 90-meter-tall Final Assembly Building in French Guiana.

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