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Automated Transfer Vehicle


Animation shows Jules Verne reentry
Date: September 30, 2008
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
This animation from the European Space Agency depicts the free-flight and reentry over the Pacific Ocean of the Jules Verne cargo ship which delivered supplies to the International Space Station.
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Jules Verne departs the International Space Station
Date: September 30, 2008
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Europe's Jules Verne Ariane Transfer Vehicle undocks from the International Space Station on September 5, 2008 after a five month stay at the orbital outpost.
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Unpacking the Jules Verne cargo freighter
Date: September 30, 2008
Duration: 46 sec
The crew of the International Space Station start work to unpack the European Space Agency's Jules Verne cargo ship shortly after it docked with the complex in April 2008.
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Jules Verne docking: News briefing
Date: April 3, 2008
Duration: 16 min 51 sec
Flight director Brian Smith gives this post-docking news briefing from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston after Jules Verne's successful linkup with the International Space Station.
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Jules Verne docking: Freighter completes successful linkup with space station
Date: April 3, 2008
Duration: 8 min 30 sec
The Jules Verne spacecraft closes the final 36 feet and successfully docks to the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station at 10:45 a.m. EDT on April 3. This maiden flight of Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle begins supplies and cargo to the station.
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Jules Verne docking: Last hold point
Date: April 3, 2008
Duration: 5 min 52 sec
The next step in the final approach sequence is accomplished by Jules Verne as the cargo freighter flies to the stationkeeping point 36 feet away from the International Space Station and stops there for last-minute checks before docking.
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Jules Verne docking: Pulling closer
Date: April 3, 2008
Duration: 6 min 28 sec
The first step in the final approach sequence is accomplished by Jules Verne as the cargo freighter flies to the stationkeeping point 62 feet away from the International Space Station.
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Jules Verne docking: Rendezvous
Date: April 3, 2008
Duration: 6 min 5 sec
After spending three days away from the space station following Demo Day 2, the Jules Verne spacecraft performs another rendezvous and heads to a stationkeeping position just 820 feet behind the docking port.
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Jules Verne: Demo Day 2 backing out
Date: March 31, 2008
Duration: 11 min 35 sec
After successfully completing the Demonstration Day 2 rendezvous and approach to the space station, Automated Transfer Vehicle performs its "escape" maneuver to quickly fly away.
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Jules Verne: Demo Day 2 close approach
Date: March 31, 2008
Duration: 5 min 33 sec
Jules Verne makes its closest approach to the Zvezda service module's docking port on the International Space Station, successfully flying within 36 feet of the complex for the Demonstration Day 2 dress rehearsal.
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Jules Verne: Demo Day 2 inbound
Date: March 31, 2008
Duration: 10 min 50 sec
The Automated Transfer Vehicle begins moving closer toward the International Space Station as part of Demonstration Day 2, initially testing its "retreat" departure sequence and then reaching a holding point about 62 feet from the station.
ATV
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Jules Verne: Demo Day 2 rendezvous
Date: March 31, 2008
Duration: 10 min 56 sec
The Jules Verne freighter has a rendezvous with the International Space Station as part of Demonstration Day 2. In this movie, the Automated Transfer Vehicle reaches a stationkeeping position about 820 feet from the station.
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Jules Verne: Demo Day 2 preview
Date: March 31, 2008
Duration: 6 min 25 sec
A preview of Demonstration Day 2 for the European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicle is provided by Mission Control-Houston. Demo Day 2 will see the Jules Verne freighter perform a critical dress rehearsal for docking.
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Ariane 5 rocket launches first Automated Transfer Vehicle
Date: March 9, 2008
Duration: 51 sec
An Ariane 5 rocket roared off its jungle launch pad in South America at 0403 GMT carrying Europe's new robotic cargo freighter, named Jules Verne, bound for the International Space Station.
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Ariane 5 rolls out to the pad for Automated Transfer Vehicle launch
Date: March 9, 2008
Duration: 33 sec
The Ariane 5 rocket to launch the Jules Verne resupply ship to the space station was rolled from its assembly building the ELA-3 pad at the Guiana Space Center on March 7.
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STS-122: Columbus and ATV briefing
Date: February 6, 2008
Duration: 52 min 59 sec
On the eve of the European Space Agency's Columbus science research laboratory's launch to the space station, officials hold this briefing from Kennedy Space Center to discuss what the module will do and also the upcoming Automated Transfer Vehicle's debut.
STS-122
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ATV briefing: A detailed preview
Date: February 1, 2008
Duration: 99 min 40 sec
This pre-flight briefing held at Johnson Space Center in Houston previews the maiden voyage of the European Space Agency's first Automated Transfer Vehicle, named Jules Verne. The sophisticated spacecraft will deliver supplies and equipment to the orbiting International Space Station.
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ATV animation: Launch to docking
Date: February 1, 2008
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Animation depicting the Automated Transfer Vehicle being launched into space atop Europe's heavy-lifting Ariane 5 rocket and its orbital chase to reach the International Space Station for docking to outpost's Zvezda service module is presented here with expert narration by John Ellwood, ESA's ATV mission manager.
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ATV animation: Space station arrival
Date: February 1, 2008
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Animation depicting the Automated Transfer Vehicle conducting its unpiloted rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station is presented here with expert narration by Bob Chesson, head of ESA's human spaceflight and exploration operations.
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ATV animation: Boosting the station
Date: February 1, 2008
Duration: 1 min
Animation depicting the Automated Transfer Vehicle using its rocket engines to boost the entire International Space Station into a higher orbit is presented here with expert narration by Bob Chesson, head of ESA's human spaceflight and exploration operations.
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