Airbus Platform to Host German Mission on International Space Station
By Joshua Stein
Airbus SE said Friday that it has signed a contract to host the
German Aerospace Center's Compasso mission on its Bartolomeo
platform at the International Space Station.
The European plane maker said the 16.8 million-euro ($20.3
million) contract is for Compasso to occupy a slot on Bartolomeo
for 18 months from the end of 2024.
Compasso's role at the space station will be to verify
laser-optical clocks, which Airbus said could be used in future
generations of satellite navigation systems. Bartolomeo can host up
to 12 external payloads at the space station, and was first sent
there in 2020.
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