"Against my expectations, it was clear this morning, allowing me the chance to observe the 04:21 UTC pass of the newly launched ATV-1 Jules Verne (08-008A), the first European cargo ship on its way to the ISS. It was launched last Saturday on Sunday night from Kourou by an Ariane 5 rocket. ATV stands for Automated Transfer Vehicle. I watched it coming out of earth shadow at about 50 degrees altitude in Ophiuchus around 04:21:10 UTC. It was nice and bright, reaching mag. 0.5."
Click on 'Full story' for links and pics... (thanks Marco!) -- Daniel
Marco took this picture with a Canon Digital Ixus 400 compact camera, 10.7 sec exposure (click on image below for hi-res). Original post is here: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2008/03/atv-1-jules-verne-nice-and-bright.html
Also, there's a link to a (cool) short animation of ATV posted over on the SatObs.orgmail list: