11/12/2014 | Aerospace

ATN has been awarded a contract for procurement and testing of electronic components for the European Service Module of the new spacecraft, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).

The Orion mission, an ESA/NASA cooperative project, will be the next manned vehicle beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and will enable manned missions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The new vehicle will be propelled by a service module based on the design and experience gained with the ATV, the ISS supply spacecraft with centralized procurement of the electronic components, in which ATN participated for almost 10 years. The service module will provide propulsion, thermal control, water and gas to the inhabited module.

The first contract is for 2 years, with recurrence option.

Photo: NASA

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