Although the protoype flight model has yet to fly, engineers are already designing derivative versions of the ATV that could meet ISS supply requirements after the shuttle is retired, as well as future space exploration endeavors. EADS Astrium Space Transportation, prime contractor for the ATV, and Thales Alenia Space, contractor for the vessel's Internal Cargo Carrier, have completed a phase B preliminary design study for the European Space Agency for a reentry module capable of ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Work Progresses on Follow-On ATVs To Supply ISS".

 

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.