Watch the ATV Launch Live

Article written: 23 Mar , 2012
Updated: 11 Jan , 2016

UPDATE: The ATV launched successfully and is now on its way to the ISS, and we’ve switched out the live feed with a video replay. It will take about 6 days for the ATV 3 to rendezvous with the ISS and docking will take place on March 28th at 10:34PM UTC (06:34PM EDT).

The new ATV Edoardo Amaldi launched on its mission to the International Space Station early March 23/late March 22 at 4:34 UTC, (12:34 am EDT on the 24th). Europe’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle was launched on an Ariane 5 from the Spaceport in French Guiana to bring 7 tons of supplies to the space station.

Below is a short video shows the latest ATV’s construction all the way to the pre-launch preparations.


6 Responses

  1. LOOL

    Anyone else notice everyone inside Jupiter are old men? 😛

  2. EarthlingX says

    For those who prefer sleeping to rocket spotting, here’s a video :

  3. Why was the audio almost unhearable? Anyone else have this issue?

  4. Member
    Aqua4U says

    Thanks for posting this link Nancy.. wuz able to watch the launch live! I like!

  5. Member
    Hematite says

    Count down in French … The guidance computer must have been programed to “retreat” from its launch site.

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