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- Title 2012 ESA Missions Preview
- Released 10/01/2012
- Length 00:06:04
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
This video presents the key events in 2012 for ESA.
André Kuipers continues his PromISSe mission aboard the International Space Station until May, the 4th ESA long duration mission. During his stay the third European ATV cargo ship will bring food and supplies to the orbital outpost. Early in the year the new Vega launcher will make its qualifying flight from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The end of the year will be marked by an ESA Conference at Ministerial level, a major decision point for the future of Europe in Space.
More backgroud information can be found on: www.esa.int
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- Activity Corporate
- Mission ATV , Edoardo Amaldi , PromISSe , Vega
- People André Kuipers , Sergei K. Krikalev (Flight Engineer Rosaviakosmos Cosmonaut)
- System Ariane 5 , ATV , IOV-1 , ISS , MetOp Satellite , MSG-1 Satellite , Soyuz launcher , Soyuz TM , SWARM Satellites
- Location Baikonour , ESA Headquarters (ESA HQ) , French Guiana , Kourou
- Action Astronauts working , Docking , Driving , Eating , Experimenting , Explaining , Forecasting , Launching , Orbiting , Rotating , Scanning , Undocking , Working , Working on the ISS
- Keywords Astronauts on board ISS , Clean room , Climatology , Clouds , CNES , Commercial satellites , Conference , Control room , Cooperation with Russia , Data acquisition and distribution , Diagram , Docking module , EADS Astrium , Earth , Earth views (taken by astronauts) , Earth views (taken by satellites ) , Earth's gravity field , Food , Forecasts , Galileo , Illustrations , Images , Impact , ISS module , Launch , Magnetic shield , Navigation , People , Solar panels , Soyuz launches , Space Debris , Technology , Weather forecasts , Zero-gravity