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Welcome to e-columbus

e-columbus is a platform for several products and projects which all address the Columbus System, the European science module of the International Space Station, ISS.

The products section shows visions of tools which support different tasks during the integration, operating and maintenance phases of the Columbus. While some of the components shown in the examples do already exist, others are just in a conceptional or prototypical stage.

The projects which are presented in the projects section are real projects focussing on different issues. While the Columbus E-Manual addresses development, engineering-support and training the ESA Ground ODF is going to support the operational phase in the Columbus control center. Finally MCS Tools is a project for developing the user interface and middleware software for the ground control center of the Columbus system and USS is going to be the new synoptic display system for ground and onboard applications including an editing and an execution environment.