The Automated Transfer Vehicle Edoardo Amaldi leaving the ISS (Image: NASA)
Cutaway of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (Image: ESA)
Artist's impression of the Orion spacecraft with service module (Image: NASA)
Artist's impression of the Orion spacecraft with service module (Image: ESA-D. Ducros)
Apollo 15 showing the Command Service Modules (Image: NASA)
Artist's impression of the Orion spacecraft during the 2014 test flight (Image: NASA)
NASA has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the latter to supply service modules for NASA’s Orion manned spacecraft, due to launch in 2017. The modules will use technology from ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) currently ferrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) and will provide propulsion, power and life support to the Orion module.
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