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Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Video

European spacecraft for delivering supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).





The ATV's attitude control and braking manoeuvres are controlled by 28 x 200 N bipropellant thrusters supplied by the Orbital Propulsion Centre, Lampoldshausen. The thrusters are also used to assist orbit raising of the ISS as well as providing redundancy in the event of a main engine failure.


More about the Automated Transfer Vehicle.