|03 October 2006|
|ATV Thermal Vacuum Test Preparation|
|Picture: Transfer of ATV Spacecraft into the LSS|
|Currently the ATV Jules Verne is preparing for a thermal vacuum test in the Large Space Simulator (LSS). The Spacecraft has been installed last week in the LSS (see photo) and the Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) will be installed this week onto the spacecraft. |
Mounted together the spacecraft and ICC measure a height of 10 metres and a width of 4.5 metres.
The ATV Jules Verne is an ESA project with Astrium Space Transportation as prime contractor.