The Columbus Control Centre is the Mission Control Center which is used to control the European Columbus research laboratory, which is part of the International Space Station (ISS). Mission Control Center (MCC is a unit that manages aerospace flights The European Space Agency ( ESA) established in 1975 is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member Columbus is a science laboratory that is part of the International Space Station (ISS and is the largest single contribution to the ISS made by the European The control centre is located at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) facility in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e Oberpfaffenhofen is a village which is part of the Municipality of Weßling in the district of Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany. Munich (München; Minga is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The centre is operated by the DLR, under contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) and EADS Astrium. The European Space Agency ( ESA) established in 1975 is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member EADS Astrium is an Aerospace subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS based in Hampshire England
The Columbus Control Centre entered full time operation during the STS-122 Shuttle Mission, which delivered the Columbus module to the ISS. STS-122 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS flown by the Space Shuttle ''Atlantis''. COLUMBUS is a Computational chemistry software suite for calculating ab initio molecular electronic structures designed as a collection of individual programs communicating The module was attached to the ISS on 11th February 2008.
The Columbus Control Centre is known by the acronym COL-CC. The crew on board the International Space Station use the call sign 'Munich' when calling down to COL-CC.
The Columbus Control Center is also responsible for providing the Ground Segement Services for all European manned space flight activities . This includes connecting the User Support Operations Centres (USOCs) with the Columbus Control Centre, and routing data for the Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) to the ATV Control Centre located in Toulouse . Design The ATV is designed to complement the Progress spacecraft, having three times its capacity ESA will use the ATVs to bring supplies and future science experiments to the ISS. The European Space Agency ( ESA) established in 1975 is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member The Columbus Control Center, "will supervise the ISS-based tasks of the unmanned European space transporter ATV. "