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View Full Version : ESA Automated Transfer Vehicle Blasts Into Space (Video); See the ATV Mission Animati



Fraser
2008-Mar-09, 09:00 AM
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has been successfully launched into orbit. The ATV, also known as "Jules Verne", is Europe's largest and most complex spaceship ever. Weighing in at 20 tons, the ATV needed a big push to get it into space, so the largest member of the Arianespace-built rocket family [...]

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