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  1. New European cargo spacecraft set to fly by year-end

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    June 23, 2010

    Europe’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle, the ATV 2 Johannes Kepler, was transported to the Guiana Space Centre on 25 May in readiness for its mission to resupply the ISS later this year.

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  2. Jules Verne embarks on an extraordinary journey

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    February 25, 2008

    Sunday 9 March, on its 37th launch—the first in its ES-ATV configuration—Ariane 5 successfully placed the European Jules Verne ATV into elliptical Earth orbit. In 3 weeks’ time, it will be approaching and docking with the International Space Station (ISS).

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  3. Une Ariane 5 spéciale pour lancer l'ATV

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    February 25, 2008

    Plus de 19 t, une orbite très particulière : le lancement de Jules Verne, le premier exemplaire de l’ATV qui aura lieu dimanche, sera pour Ariane 5 une mission au profil totalement inédit. Une grande première qui a nécessité de nombreux aménagements sur le lanceur menés à bien sous la supervision du CNES.

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  4. Jules Verne a débuté son extraordinaire voyage

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    February 25, 2008

    Dimanche, le lanceur Ariane 5, dans sa première version ES-ATV, a parfaitement réussi la délicate mission de placer le vaisseau européen Jules Verne sur une orbite circulaire autour de la Terre. En attendant son approche et son amarrage à l'ISS d'ici 3 semaines…

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  5. Europe decides to invest in space

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    September 17, 2012

    20-21 November, ministers from the 20 ESA member states met in Naples to chart the agency’s course for the years ahead. France will contribute €2.2 billion in funding for 2013-2017, confirming its driving role alongside Germany.

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  6. Soyuz readies for business in Kourou

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    May 3, 2010

    The Guiana Space Centre (CSG) has completed construction of a new launch complex, not far from the Ariane 5 facility. Later this year, it will become home to a new recruit from Russia—the Soyuz rocket.

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  7. L’ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi en route to ISS

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    August 10, 2011

    The 3rd European ISS resupply spacecraft was successfully orbited Friday 23 March by an Ariane 5 ES launcher from French Guiana.

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