Rocket: Ariane 5 ES
Cargo: ATV 3
Date: March 23, 2012
Time: 0434 GMT (12:34 a.m. EDT)
Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center
Docking: March 28, 2012 @ 2231 GMT
Undocking: Sept. 28, 2012 @ 2146 GMT

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The Ariane 5 rocket blasts off. Credit: ESA
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