Bartolomeo successfully docks with Columbus laboratory

Milestone reached for commercial research in low Earth orbit.

Great pleasure in the Bartolomeo team.  In a several-hour operation of the Canadian robotic arm of the International Space Station ISS, the Bartolomeo platform, developed and built at Airbus in Bremen, was assembled at the European space laboratory Columbus.

“This was a technically extremely demanding operation,” said project manager Andreas Schütte with relief. “The complex mechanisms and all interfaces of our platform with the Canadarm worked perfectly and all our planning and calculations for the installation proved to be correct. Thanks to the whole team and everyone who supported us.”

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