We spoke yesterday with ESA’s Patrice Amadieu, an experienced mission operations engineer here at ATV-CC, who is in Moscow at TsUP (Russia’s ISS Mission Control Centre – MCC-M) for docking.
Patrice’s main role is passing information in real-time between the teams at ATV-CC and the Russian ISS mission controllers.
He is also joined by ESA’s Massimo Cislaghi and Daniel Paris, the ATV Engineering Support representatives from ESA/ESTEC, who will monitor the correct in-orbit performance of ATV systems and of the ATV/ISS interfaces. They are supported by Sergey Souvorov, from ESA’s Moscow Office, and the team are working in the EMSR – ESA’s Moscow Support Room. Click below to listen to an mp3 audio recording of the call.