View Full Version : European Cargo Ship Begins Testing

2005-Sep-08, 10:53 PM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has arrived Noordwijk in The Netherlands to begin extensive testing. Dubbed "Jules Verne", this ATV is the first of seven cargo ships under development by the ESA, which will supply the International Space Station with food, water, oxygen and scientific equipment. If all goes well, the tests should be complete within six months, and then the ATV will be shipped off to the European spaceport in French Guiana to be launched on top of an Ariane 5 rocket.

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