Astrium, Europe’s number-one space company, has been awarded two studies by the European Space Agency (ESA) to define how to evolve technologies used on the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and the Columbus space laboratory for future space vehicles. The envisaged value of both studies is €13 million (€6.5 million per study).
Astrium: Approx. 807,000,000 km, Rousing Rosetta
At 10.00 GMT on 20 January 2014, out in deep space near Jupiter, an alarm will go off. This will be the signal to rouse the Astrium-built comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta from the deep sleep it has been in for the previous 31 months. Rosetta was launched in March 2004 on a mission to rendez-vous with … Czytaj dalej