Space transportation: an ATV perspective

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Subjects: orbital mechanics, propulsion, satellite navigation
Level: lower secondary, upper secondary
Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Ελληνικά, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Português, Suomi, Svenska
Type: support materials
Format: DVD (all) and hi-res movie (English only)

Although we use space technology on a daily basis and we have permanently inhabited Earth's orbit for almost a decade, we rarely know how it actually works. This DVD sheds some light on these topics.

The mission of Jules Verne, the first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) that was docked to the International Space Station (ISS) for 6 months, serves as a basis to highlight the complex physical laws behind handy space applications, and driving current and future human exploration undertakings.

The DVD, available free for teachers, contains a booklet with 17 questions that are directly drawn from scenes presented in the video.

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