ATV Re entry scenario

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Released

07/06/2011

Length

00:03:58

Copyright

ESA

Description

Having docked on the 24 February and after practically four months attached to the International Space Station, Europes Automated Transfer Vehicle is set to leave.

On June 20, the Johannes Kepler will undock and plunge into the Earths atmosphere in a precisely controlled re-entry. Most of the spacecraft, filled with refuse and material no longer required in the ISS, will burn up in the dense layers of the atmosphere over the South Pacific.

This A & B-Roll describes the very precise operations leading to the separation from the ISS and the feelings of leading members of the Johannes Kepler mission, including ESA's ATV-2 Programme Manager Nico Dettmann (in English & German), Kris Capelle ATV-2 Lead Mission Director, ESA (IN English, French & Flemish), and Martial Vanhove, Head of the ATV Control Centre, CNES (in French).

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