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Offline Space Pete

Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #20 on: 06/13/2011 11:01 PM »
Chassis mockup image:

Excellent! SEVs are so cool. I know NASA wants to fly one to ISS prior to 2020, complete with suit port - I hope they do! :)
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #21 on: 06/13/2011 11:09 PM »
I agree these things are beyond cool. Suit ports are an awesome idea and suit ports protected by clam shells are even better.

So, what level of funding does the SEV project currently have?
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #22 on: 06/13/2011 11:21 PM »
Looks like a cool place to start for a Lunar lander, heavy windows aside...:)
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #23 on: 06/14/2011 12:19 AM »
Chassis mockup image:

http://twitpic.com/5b4tiv

Wicked. Now just make the nose a little longer...a rear chassis...cargo carrier...and you have the vehicle for Space 1999!  :)

(looks a bit like it)
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #24 on: 06/14/2011 12:24 AM »
Looks like a cool place to start for a Lunar lander, heavy windows aside...:)

There are several of these on the floor of Bld 9, where this pic was taken.

The basic concept is this vehicle is the "core" of other possible vehicles, think JSF.
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #25 on: 06/14/2011 12:49 AM »
Looks like a cool place to start for a Lunar lander, heavy windows aside...:)

There are several of these on the floor of Bld 9, where this pic was taken.

The basic concept is this vehicle is the "core" of other possible vehicles, think JSF.
Thanks for the info. There is something about full-size mock-ups that stimulates the mind much more than power points or VR.
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #26 on: 06/14/2011 03:53 AM »
Looks like a cool place to start for a Lunar lander, heavy windows aside...:)

There are several of these on the floor of Bld 9, where this pic was taken.

The basic concept is this vehicle is the "core" of other possible vehicles, think JSF.
That's REALLY cool!  8)
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #27 on: 06/14/2011 05:10 PM »
Top Gear did a show featuring one of those variants, the Lunar Electric Rover:
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #28 on: 06/14/2011 10:15 PM »
Those overlarge windows will be gone the second this design goes into real DDT&E...

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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #29 on: 06/14/2011 10:16 PM »
Those overlarge windows will be gone the second this design goes into real DDT&E...
The ones shown in the video are already gone, I believe.
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #30 on: 06/14/2011 10:25 PM »
Chassis mockup image:

http://twitpic.com/5b4tiv

Hmmm....where have I seen that before?....

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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #31 on: 06/14/2011 11:02 PM »
 Unfortunately, I think that these things have about as much chance as actually flying in space as the Space:1999 "Eagle" did.  They certainly look right, though. :'(

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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #32 on: 06/15/2011 02:02 PM »
Chassis mockup image:

http://twitpic.com/5b4tiv
Very cool.

Suit ports are an awesome idea and suit ports protected by clam shells are even better.
Why is it better than the old cover design?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lunar_Electric_Rover_Cabana_Raising_%28D-RATS_2009%29.jpg
« Last Edit: 06/15/2011 02:03 PM by manboy »
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #33 on: 10/10/2011 11:54 AM »
Bump, for it's potential relationship to the MMSEV.
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #34 on: 10/10/2011 05:01 PM »
Bump, for it's potential relationship to the MMSEV.
They're the same thing.
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #35 on: 10/10/2011 11:42 PM »
Bump, for it's potential relationship to the MMSEV.

In the case of the flying version we speculate as to what thruster will be used and which fuel.

Since the MMSEV is being designed in the same building as Project Morpheus I will guess the Morpheus engine burning methane.

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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #36 on: 10/10/2011 11:49 PM »
Huh?  They are not related and proximity to each other has no bearing. 

Do you have any other silly conclusions? 

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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #37 on: 10/16/2011 01:28 PM »
Small amount of new info

"Testing of different window configurations in the Reconfigurable Orbital Cockpit (ROC) facility followed by a CAD design of the recommended design."

(slide 26)
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #38 on: 10/16/2011 06:41 PM »
Small amount of new info

"Testing of different window configurations in the Reconfigurable Orbital Cockpit (ROC) facility followed by a CAD design of the recommended design."

True. Went by the ROC last Wednesday and saw it.
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Re: Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
« Reply #39 on: 10/17/2011 05:08 AM »
Small amount of new info

"Testing of different window configurations in the Reconfigurable Orbital Cockpit (ROC) facility followed by a CAD design of the recommended design."

True. Went by the ROC last Wednesday and saw it.
Do you have any idea when they're going to start doing field tests with it like they were doing with the old mock-up?
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