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Apollo CSM + RM
Apollo CSM + RM - In 1967 it was planned that Saturn IB-launched Orbital Workshops would be resupplied by Apollo CSM spacecraft and Resource Modules (RM) with up to three tonnes of supplies and instruments. Following launch by a Saturn IB, the Apollo would back away. Then it would transpose and dock with the RM. These RM's could be left docked to the Workshop. Later the Orbital Workshop became Skylab, launched by Saturn V, and the RM's were not needed. A descendent of the RM flew as the Apollo-Soyuz Docking Module.

Credit: McDonnell Douglas Big Gemini Briefing, Dec 1967. 11,114 bytes. 359 x 193 pixels.



Manufacturer's Designation: North American. Class: Manned. Type: Logistics. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: McDonnell-Douglas.

In 1967 it was planned that Saturn IB-launched Orbital Workshops would be supplied by Apollo CSM spacecraft and Resupply Modules (RM) with up to three tonnes of supplies and instruments. Following launch by a Saturn IB, the Apollo would back away, transpose, and dock with the RM, just as with the Lunar Module for the lunar missions. These modules could be left docked to the Workshop docking module. Later the Orbital Workshop became Skylab, launched by a Saturn V, and the RM's were not needed. However a descendent of the RM flew in the form of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Docking Module. Craft.Crew Size: 3. Orbital Storage: 90.00 days. Maximum Diameter: 3.9 m. Total Habitable Volume: 6.20 m3. Total Mass: 18,600 kg. Total Payload: 3,000 kg. Total Propellants: 1,200 kg. Total RCS Impulse: 360,000.00 kgf-sec. Primary Engine Thrust: 9,979 kgf. Main Engine Propellants: N2O4/UDMH. Main Engine Isp: 314 sec. Total spacecraft delta v: 200 m/s. Electric system: 6.30 total average kW. Electric System: 670.00 total kWh. Electrical System: Fuel cells.



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