We caught ESA’s Jean-Michel Bois, head of the ESA operations team in Toulouse, on camera earlier this afternoon. He was working on console in ATV-CC during today’s final simulation of the critical launch and early orbit phase (running from lift-off planned for 15 February through to the start of phasing manoeuvres). Jean-Michel confirms: the ESA, CNES and industrial support teams at Toulouse are ready to go!
In the video, Jean-Michel mentions his colleague Adam: that’s ESA’s Adam Williams, the ATV ground simulations manager – the guy who oversees most aspects of training and simulations. Thanks, Jari, for producing a great video report!