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Offline Raj2014

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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #40 on: 01/10/2018 07:43 PM »
Anyone have or know where I can find the latest images of the ESM? I have looked myself but the dates are very old. I want to compare to an image from a ESA video showing the Orion CM and ESM together and there is a dish attached to the back of the ESM. 
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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #42 on: 01/12/2018 12:07 AM »
https://www.raumfahrer.net/news/images/Deep_Space_Gateway_gross.jpg And https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-erKia2v415Y/VkIak_kfLMI/AAAAAAAEPfs/KoE85FXMXMw/w1582-h2048/Orion%2BESM%2BInfographic%2B-%2BNASA.jpg are usually accepted as the closest renderings from NASA

Theres no dish

Thank you for those images. I have seen those images before. Here is the video: .

The video did come out in 2015.   
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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #43 on: 01/12/2018 04:45 PM »
Looks like that video is just using the Orion CEV service module with ATV-style solar wings instead of the UltraFlex panels from CEV. Note the larger Orion Main Engine and the 4 pods jutting out from the sides for the auxiliary thrusters, among other issues. CEV did plan to use such a dish.
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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #44 on: 04/23/2018 09:19 PM »
Do we have any reliable statement or estimate for the per-unit cost / cost per build of the Orion spacecraft?
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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #45 on: 04/23/2018 10:49 PM »
Do we have any reliable statement or estimate for the per-unit cost / cost per build of the Orion spacecraft?

According to this presentation from Edgar Zapata (page 10, pdf warning) it's $980M per-unit production costs if you build one a year, $654M if you build two a year, and $1,672M if you build less than one a year.

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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #46 on: 04/23/2018 11:29 PM »
Do we have any reliable statement or estimate for the per-unit cost / cost per build of the Orion spacecraft?

According to this presentation from Edgar Zapata (page 10, pdf warning) it's $980M per-unit production costs if you build one a year, $654M if you build two a year, and $1,672M if you build less than one a year.

That's fantastic, thank you. Interesting to see the Dragon v2 and Starliner cost estimates there too
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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #47 on: 06/24/2018 01:52 PM »
NASA built the Orion capsule.  For what will it be used?

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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #48 on: 06/24/2018 02:06 PM »

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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #49 on: 06/25/2018 04:18 PM »
Orion also was on orbit during its December 2014 flight test (EFT-1) that lasted for about 4 hours 24 minutes.

It is planned to be used atop NASA's heavy lifter, the Space Launch System.
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Re: Orion Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #50 on: 06/25/2018 11:15 PM »
<never mind, I don't want to spoil the ending for others>
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