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The Vehicle Manager is in charge of sending the critical orders to the spacecraft in orbit
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- Title The Vehicle Manager is in charge of sending the critical orders to the spacecraft in orbit
- Released 03/08/2007 4:40 pm
- Copyright ESA
The Vehicle Manager for the Jules Verne ATV is the person in charge of sending the critical orders to the spacecraft in orbit. He has to get first the approval of the ATV-CC Flight Director and the GO command from Mission Control Centres in Moscow and in Houston.
Although people will not be launched on board an ATV, astronauts dressed in regular clothing, will be
able to access cargo and systems - whilst the bus-sized spacecraft is docked to the ISS. The dual challenge facing ATV is to fulfil both the demanding requirements of human spacecraft safety, as well as the critical robotics
capabilities to perform automatic rendezvous and docking.
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