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Constellation Program - Ares, Orion & Altair


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#241    MID

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:16 AM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 21 August 2009 - 01:32 PM, said:

:mellow: Hows everyone Likeing the New Forum ?



Looks pretty good so far D!

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And whats the real time frame on a Launch of the Ares ?

31 October, 2009 by the present schedule, from pad 39B.


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:04 AM

:sleepy: Well its at least still working No P.M`s anymore? but I guess they had to cut back?

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:16 PM

Looks Like Good news for Orion ! Yeah!!!!

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:29 AM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 03 September 2009 - 09:16 PM, said:

Looks Like Good news for Orion ! Yeah!!!!

The way the Augustine Commission is looking, Ares I is all but dead. Orion will probably be launched on an EELV... or never if Obama decides to shelve human spaceflight permanently.

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 30 August 2008 - 04:10 AM, said:

<!--quoteo(post=2468529:date=Aug 29 2008, 04:14 PM:name=DONTEATUS)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DONTEATUS @ Aug 29 2008, 04:14 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=2468529"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Is Orion going to be land recovered also ? I thought I read that some where?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
The current intention is that, like the Russian Soyuz and the Chinese Shenzhou, the Orion capsule will be recovered on land. This option is much less expensive than a sea recovery (no large armada of recovery ships). However the capsule must still be capable of landing on water in case of emergencies (Soyuz 23 landed on a frozen lake, breaking through the ice).

There are many that think that NASA will abandon the land recovery option and instead settle on an Apollo style splashdown. Although more expensive in the long run, it is easier to land on water because you can hit it at a higher speed, therefore you do not need such large parachutes to slow the vehicle.

For the time being though NASA (publicly at least) remains committed to land recovery.

AFAIK dirt landing was deleted back last year with the big mass scrub to Zero Baseline Vehicle. There's been no move to re-install them.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 15 September 2009 - 09:59 AM.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:48 AM

So Lets all Write our Congressmen!  Space the Final Fiscal Challenge!

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