[FPSPACE] New Clipper images and discussion
thomsona at flash.net
Tue Nov 30 18:12:27 EST 2004
>> Also, what are the three largish tubes in the nose in slide 26? They
>> don't seem to be shown in the drawings.
> The consensus at NK forum is that these are rudiments from previous
> version of Soyuz-style emergency rescue tower on the demonstrated Clipper
Looking around, I find what may be a cut-away drawing of an earlier Klipper
version that has the tubes but with no indication of what they do:
or, for convenience, http://tinyurl.com/6hsob .
The internal arangements here seem different, and the big parachute
container is farther forward than in the current versions, I think.
Italian-reading friends and partners might want to comment on the text.
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