Monday, February 14, 2011
An Ariane 5 Rocket Sits Ready To Launch On Pad 3. On Top, ATV-2 Johannes Kepler.
It's all systems go in Kourou for the launch of ATV-2. Let's hope the weather is not a factor. It is the rainy season there. It's important to the STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery mission that the ATV-2 docks wih the ISS on time. This mission will set a new heavy lift record for the Ariane 5 launch system. The ATV-2 weights in at +20,000lbs. It is also the 200th launch for Ariane 5. Read More Here.
There will be a live video broadcast from Ariane Space and ESA. Click Here For Live Video