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Re: Potential Uses for BEAM Style Modules
« Reply #20 on: 06/20/2016 03:28 AM »

I think you've identified a role there for BEAM 2 - as a demonstrator for suitport technology.

Why does that need to be demonstrated with a inflatable?  and how would it be done since new suits that use suitports would be required.

A none inflatable airlock that will fit in the Dragon's trunk would need designing from scratch.

As for the suitport technology demonstration - they are probably the part of NASA paying for the flight.

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Re: Potential Uses for BEAM Style Modules
« Reply #21 on: 06/20/2016 12:05 PM »
A none inflatable airlock that will fit in the Dragon's trunk would need designing from scratch.

As for the suitport technology demonstration - they are probably the part of NASA paying for the flight.

Non sequitur.  Any airlock supporting suitport technology " would need designing from scratch."  BEAM does not provide any advantage.

Again, another non sequitur. There are no new suits, therefore no suitport technology demonstration and hence no part of NASA paying for anything.

This isn't happening in the next 5 years and so it is senseless talking about how it could happen with present day groups and hardware.

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Re: Potential Uses for BEAM Style Modules
« Reply #22 on: 06/20/2016 08:58 PM »
A none inflatable airlock that will fit in the Dragon's trunk would need designing from scratch.

As for the suitport technology demonstration - they are probably the part of NASA paying for the flight.

Non sequitur.  Any airlock supporting suitport technology " would need designing from scratch."  BEAM does not provide any advantage.

Again, another non sequitur. There are no new suits, therefore no suitport technology demonstration and hence no part of NASA paying for anything.

This isn't happening in the next 5 years and so it is senseless talking about how it could happen with present day groups and hardware.

The development of the Z2 Spacesuit must have slipped then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_series_space_suits

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Re: Potential Uses for BEAM Style Modules
« Reply #23 on: 06/21/2016 04:05 PM »

The development of the Z2 Spacesuit must have slipped then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_series_space_suits

It isn't for the ISS but for planetary exploration, which for NASA is at least a decade away.  NASA is using a different suit for the asteroid mission.

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Re: Potential Uses for BEAM Style Modules
« Reply #24 on: 06/21/2016 05:57 PM »

The development of the Z2 Spacesuit must have slipped then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_series_space_suits

It isn't for the ISS but for planetary exploration, which for NASA is at least a decade away.  NASA is using a different suit for the asteroid mission.

The spacesuit and BEAM test does not have to involve the ISS just one of the manned spacecraft in LEO.

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