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Offline ADC9

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Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« on: 12/09/2005 05:34 PM »
I'm hoping to hear something, anything that is being planned or presented as the first step of giving contracts out and designs to be made of anything to do with the SDLV.

Or is it all literally just on a conceptual stage of drawings on documents?

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #1 on: 12/11/2005 08:43 PM »
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ADC9 - 9/12/2005  12:34 PM

Or is it all literally just on a conceptual stage of drawings on documents?

Looks like it.

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #2 on: 12/12/2005 02:03 PM »
Apart from ATK going ahead with work on the solids..
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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #3 on: 12/13/2005 12:08 AM »
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Apart from ATK going ahead with work on the solids..

The five segs for the SDLV?

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #4 on: 12/13/2005 04:27 AM »
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The five segs for the SDLV?

ATK have been working on those 5-segs purely internally since 1998 as an upgrade for STS.   They were never actually commissioned though, but ATK continues to work on them, paid for through their own internal budget.

What they have now is the contract to do all the re-development work to convert the current 4-segment Shuttle SRB's into the first stage of "The Stick" Crew Launch Vehicle for the CEV.

Here's the article: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?id=4121

They are almost guaranteed to eventually get the contract for the 5-segs planned for the SDLV, but only once some money is released to start work on the SDLV - and that money will come from the annual money currently spent flying STS - or more specifically that money becomes available only after STS has been retired.

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #5 on: 12/13/2005 04:29 AM »
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ADC9 - 9/12/2005  1:34 PM

I'm hoping to hear something, anything that is being planned or presented as the first step of giving contracts out and designs to be made of anything to do with the SDLV.

Or is it all literally just on a conceptual stage of drawings on documents?

And all we're seeing in public is what is being sanctioned for release.   Behind closed doors you shoudl expect things to be about a year ahead of what we're getting to see.

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2006 01:16 AM »
I'm wondering if anything has changed since I posted this, especially since the ESAS and Lockheed Martin and ATK Thiokol getting some work on the CLV?

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #8 on: 01/11/2006 02:27 AM »
No, and I don't see how for some time. It's all about the CEV for now.

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #9 on: 01/12/2006 12:33 PM »
And CEV to the Moon only right now. The opposite of Kraisee's accelerated plan seems to be happening with the SDLVs.
Let's go and explore space.

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RE: Contracts, designs, timelines of SDLV
« Reply #10 on: 01/16/2006 12:03 AM »
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And CEV to the Moon only right now. The opposite of Kraisee's accelerated plan seems to be happening with the SDLVs.

Yep.   The simple fact is that there isn't ANY money to do serious development work on the SDLV until Shuttle is retired and its budget can be redirected - no matter which plan you're using.

All the Accelerated Plan really does is do the change-over in 2006, not 2011.

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