Actualités Aéronautiques

Airbus and Human Spaceflight: from ATV to Orion

"Ten years as prime contractor for ESA – it’s just the beginning for Airbus in human spaceflight: The successful mission of the first Airbus-built ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) “Jules Verne”, launched on 9 March 2008, has become a key element of pioneering technologies for human spaceflight that includes Spacelab, the ATVs and the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS). Together they pave the way to the Orion European Service Module (ESM), Europe´s latest contribution to..."…


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