Europe is exploring near-term alternatives to a planned payload return capsule as it struggles to hash out a strategy for operating the International Space Station beyond 2015. The European Space Agency sees the Advanced Recovery Vehicle (ARV) as a first step toward developing a full-fledged unmanned and perhaps manned space transportation capability. ARV would be based on the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) used to resupply the ISS. ESA hoped to obtain a Phase B detailed design ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Near-Term Funding Decision On Station Extension Uncertain".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.