A few updates from ATV-CC this morning:

  • The LEOP – Launch and Early Operation Phase – is complete. All sequences were nominal (“Nominal” is engineer-speak for ‘it went more or less as we thought it would’).
  • As of Friday at 20:00 CET, the two first phasing manoeuvres had been successfully done. These are the first of a long series of burns that will match — or put into ‘phase’ — the orbit of ATV with that of the ISS
  • All ATV-CC systems: nominal

Coming up tomorrow, Sunday, 25 March: the first mid-course MC1 manoeuvres.