The European Space Agency (ESA) will leverage its International Space Station (ISS) experience with the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) into a critical-path responsibility in the early development of NASA’s Orion/Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle. ESA will provide a service module for one and possibly two test flights of the new capsule and the new Space Launch System (SLS), the two agencies announced Jan. 16. The preliminaries, including hardware responsibilities and contractor roles, ...


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