Just in from ATV-CC, where ESA’s Mission Director Jean-Michel Bois is working late: ATV is performing flawlessly! Orbit is 285 x 297km, and two manoeuvres were conducted earlier this evening; nominal results.

One quick note on crew activity today: A. Kuipers and O. Kononenko underwent 30 minutes of on-board training (OBT) for ATV rendezvous using one of the OBT training modules.

Access our earlier post, Training astronauts in space for ATV missions, to read about how this works (and access links to a home-PC web-based version of the same OBT module the astronauts use!)