[FPSPACE] Flight International on new HLV
davida at cwo.com
Tue Aug 23 14:58:54 EDT 2005
Apollo had the same characteristics, a light LEO version and a heavy
lunar version. The key is that the LEO version is launched with
nearly empty propellant tanks.
At 11:36 AM 8/23/2005, Allen Thomson wrote:
>>ESAS concluded that the CEV launcher should have a 35t-to-LEO
>>capability because two CEV versions are needed: a 25t International
>>Space Station crew transfer variant and a 35t lunar mission CEV.
>Hmm. Wonder what that means for the launcher and for the two CEV variants.
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