Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Johannes Kepler is the most innovative spaceship ever developed in Europe, and this mission represents a confirmation of European capabilities in the domain of space transportation. The ATV will become the supply vehicle with the largest capacity available for the International Space Station (ISS). The technology and experience gained with ATV are benefiting Europe and its industrial competitiveness and will position Europe as leader in the exploitation and exploration of space, both in low Earth orbit and beyond. During the highly active phases of the ATV flight, from launch to docking, and from departure to reentry, a 60-strong mission control team will be working together in all its procedures. ATV's pressurised cabin could be transformed into a capsule for carrying people, making it a fully-fledged crew transport vehicle.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Space Agency Bulletin|
|State||Published - Feb 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science