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LM on Moon View 2
LM on Moon View 2

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Other Designations: Lunar Module. Manufacturer's Designation: LEM. Code Name: Lunar Excursion Module. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar Lander. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Grumman.

Following the decision to use the lunar orbit rendezvous method to get to the moon, Grumman received the contract to develop the lunar module, which would take the first men to the surface to the moon. If funding had been available, modified lunar modules would have been used to set up the first lunar bases.


Unit Price $ : 50.00 million. Craft.Crew Size: 2. Total Length: 6.4 m. Maximum Diameter: 4.3 m. Total Habitable Volume: 6.65 m3. Total Mass: 14,696 kg. Total Propellants: 10,523 kg. Primary Engine Thrust: 4,491 kgf. Main Engine Propellants: N2O4/UDMH. Main Engine Isp: 311 sec. Total spacecraft delta v: 4,700 m/s. Electric System: 50.00 total kWh. Electrical System: Batteries.

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