Original 3D-model: Jon Marcure.
Additional design: Jacob Larsen (2003).
|Development status: in service
Latest calibration: 040125 @ 14:44 CET
First commissioned: 030111 @ 02:47 CET
is a 'connection-module' that supports continued module extension in 6 space-directions.
It is not capable of prolonged independant flight, but can in an
emergency function as lifesaver-module for approximately 8-10 individuals for a duration
of 2-12 hours (depending on fuel and oxygen stored levels at time of incident).
The picture shows the con-module#2
in earth orbit during testflight trials. The red-colored outboard-tank contains fuel and
oxygen for short free-flight (mainly for the purpose of super-structure relocation and
record: "Orbiter-021202/3" through "Orbiter-060929"
"ShuttleFleetV3.9.4" (scenario example)
Length: 16 meters.
Mass weight: 3,822 kg.
Rated thrust (prograde): 0 newton (0 AUN).
Rated thrust (retrograde): 0 newton (0 AUN).
Rated thrust (hover): 0 newton (0 AUN).
Rated thrust (attitude): 1000 newton.
Fuel specific impulse (Isp): 4,000 m/s.
Fuel load: 1000 kg.
Nominal PAX capacity: ~ 8 (for an estimated maximum duration of 12
Pilots Operating Manual:
Fuel is limited, so release or tug the
module as close to its final location as safely possible and only use attitude thrust for
final assembly-dock procedure.
Only execute 'killrot'
command for emergencies.
list of 'proposed handling' for various scenarios:
As payload on launch vehicle
Not advised/no current proposed procedures
#1:Request docking clearance (not needed for module assembly
#2:Approach head-on and aim the HUD 'victor'-targetsights on center
of target dockring by linear-thruster movement.