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Europe And The International Space Station
- Title Europe And The International Space Station
- Released 16/01/1998
- Language Natural Sound
- Footage Type
A B-roll which highlights Europe's role in the imminent International Space Station. Using a mixture of animations and live-action footage, this video depicts the COF [Columbus Orbital Facility], ATV [Automated Transfer Vehicle], European Robotic Arm and Mini Pressurized Logistics Module [MPLM]. Ulf Merbold is shown inspecting the COF mock-up at ESTEC in the Netherlands.
10:00:00:00 ESA opening titles
10:00:20:00 animation - various views of the International Space Station in orbit over the Earth at an altitude of 335-460km. The European laboratory module, called the Columbus Orbital Facility, is one of ESA's main contributions to the ISS. This is seen from the front and left side in this animation
10:01:12:00 animation - the COF is shown in a flyaround sequence of the ISS
10:01:41:00 graphics of ATV launch and docking. The sequence shows an impression of the launch of Europe's Ariane 5 carrying the Automated Transfer Vehicle [ATV]. Shortly after launch, Ariane 5's fairing opens and the ATV is injected into orbit.
After approximately two days of flight, the ATV approaches the station and docks automatically to the Russian Service Module. The astronauts onboard the station then unload its contents
10:02:57:00 animation - the European Robotic Arm, as seen from a front view in operation onboard the ISS
10:03:25:00 launch of Ariane 502, 30/10/97
10:04:55:00 the Min