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ATV arrives at Europe's Spaceport - story in pictures
 
Jules Verne arrives at Spaceport
ATV arrives at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana
 
1 August 2007
After a transatlantic crossing by sea, Jules Verne, the first Automated Transfer Vehicle for the International Space Station, arrived at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, yesterday morning.
 
Nearly two weeks after leaving Rotterdam harbour, the French cargo ship MN Toucan, carrying around 400 tonnes of spacecraft and equipment for the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), sailed into Pariacabo harbour on Monday afternoon.

Operations to unload the International Space Station (ISS) re-supply cargo spacecraft started later the same day. The final section of the ATV spacecraft was disembarked on Tuesday morning and driven by truck to the S5 building at Europe's Spaceport.  
 
MN Toucan

French cargo ship MN Toucan approaches Pariacabo - 30 July 2007
 
 
MN Toucan
French cargo ship MN Toucan arrives at Pariacabo - 30 July 2007
 
 
Unloading ATV from MN Toucan
ATV containers are unloaded after arriving in Kourou on board French cargo ship MN Toucan
 
 
Jules Verne arrives at Spaceport
ATV arrives at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana
 
 
Jules Verne arrives at Spaceport
ATV arrives at the S5 building at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana
 
 
ICC lift off truck at S5 building
Container holding the ATV Integrated Cargo Carrier is lifted off the back of a truck at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou
 
 
Containers moved to S5 building
The container is moved inside the S5 building
 
 
ATV containers inside S5 building
ATV transportation containers inside the S5 building at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou
 
 
 
 
 
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