Bartolomeo takes shape

“The complexity of such a project is often underestimated,” says project manager Andreas Schütte. In particular, the quality and safety requirements of NASA and ESA for the ISS are enormously high; after all, this is about human space flight. The technical solutions for recording the experiments, power supply and data transmission are also demanding. “More tests are scheduled until the end of the year, when we have to deliver at the beginning of the year so that Bartolomeo can be integrated into a Dragon supply capsule in time for the launch in March,” says Andreas, giving an outlook.

Airbus has already signed letters of intent with ESA and UNOOSA for initial payloads.

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