Coverage Set for European Cargo Delivery to Space Station

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Coverage Set for European Cargo Delivery to Space Station

HOUSTON — NASA Television will promote live a moody of a European Space Agency’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle load boat to a International Space Station. Coverage will start with a launch on Thursday.

The 13-ton “Edoardo Amaldi” spacecraft, named in respect of a 20th-century Italian physicist who is regarded as one of a fathers of European spaceflight, will lift 7.2 tons of propellant, H2O and reserve to a 6 organisation members aboard a orbital laboratory.

An Ariane 5 rocket that will place a load boat into circuit is scheduled to launch during 11:34 p.m. CDT on Mar 22 from a Arianespace launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. NASA TV’s coverage of a launch will start during 11 p.m.

Like dual predecessors that flew to a hire in 2008 and 2011, a Edoardo Amaldi will control a slow, process trek to a formidable underneath a superintendence of engineers during a Automated Transfer Vehicle Control Center in Toulouse, France. It automatically will wharf to a abaft pier of a Russian Zvezda use procedure during 5:34 p.m. on Mar 28. NASA TV coverage of a advancing will start during 4:45 p.m.

Edoardo Amaldi is approaching to sojourn during a outpost by early September, when it will undock and be ordered to deorbit and bake adult on reentry into Earth’s atmosphere over a Pacific Ocean.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about a International Space Station, visit:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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