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NASA to Broadcast Coverage of Automated Transfer Vehicle Cargo Spacecraft

July 28, 2014

NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency's fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

According to a release from the group, loaded with more than seven tons of supplies for the station crew, ATV-5 is scheduled to launch on an Ariane 5 rocket at 7:47 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 29, from Kourou, French Guiana. NASA TV coverage will begin at 7:15 p.m. and include commentary from both NASA'sJohnson Space Center in Houston and ESA's launch provider, Arianespace.

ATV-5 is scheduled for a 14-day flight to the station, with docking to the aft port of the Russian Zvezda service module at 9:34 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 12. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 8 a.m.

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