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The spacecraft was monitored around the clock
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- Title The spacecraft was monitored around the clock
- Released 13/12/2006 1:53 pm
- Copyright ESA
Astrium and subcontractor engineers and Bachisio Dore, the ESA ATV manager of Assembly Integration & Verification (in the middle) have been monitoring the spacecraft round the clock, seven days a week. Inside the Large Space Simulator (LSS), Jules Verne, the first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), was put under the toughest simulated conditions of space vacuum, freezing temperatures and burning Sun radiation.