Rocket: Ariane 5
Payload: ATV 2
Launch date: Feb. 16, 2011
Launch time: 2151 GMT (4:51 p.m. EST)
Docking date: Feb. 24, 2011
Docking time: 1559 GMT (10:59 a.m. EST)
Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana

Docking story

Launch story

Launch preview story

Launch timeline

Docking timeline
Photos: ATV docks with space station
Photos: Astronaut images of launch
Photos: Ariane blasts off from CSG
Photos: Ariane 5 rollout to launch pad

Coverage of ATV 1

Mission Status Center

By Stephen Clark

Welcome to Spaceflight Now's live coverage of the Ariane 5 rocket launching the Automated Transfer Vehicle to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically. There is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

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The Ariane 5 rocket blasts off. Credit: ESA
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