The start of operations are not only visible to everyone at ATV-CC, but are also audible. The control centre has welcomed teams from the international ISS partners!
The first operational simulations were held at the start of last week and included ESA, NASA, Roscosmos and the industrial teams. In the corridors, German, English, French and Russian were heard each day; of course, English is the formal working language. At the first briefing, teams from ESA and CNES laid out the initial mission plan for ATV-4. This is a detailed and precise roadmap that provides the exact chronological sequence for all activities at ATV-CC until 15 June – the planned docking day.
Editor’s note: As of this AM, the Joint International Simulation resulted in ATV-CC being declared ready for launch.