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ATV sensors mounted on robotic arm for rendezvous simulation
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- Title ATV sensors mounted on robotic arm for rendezvous simulation
- Released 14/11/2006 9:19 am
- Copyright ESA - S. CORVAJA
10 November 2006. Tests conducted at Val de Reuil, France, to simulate the rendezvous of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) with the International Space Station (ISS). Sensors mounted on an articulated industrial robotic arm (image) acted as the ATV, whilst a 120-tonne mobile platform represented the ISS. During simulations the platform was made to approach the robotic arm in a motion identical to the one expected when the real vehicles rendezvous in 2008.