Original 3D-model: Jon Marcure.
Additional design: Jacob Larsen (2003).
|Development status: in service
Latest calibration: 100628 @ 09:01 CET
First commissioned: 030220 @ 07:23 CET
is a 'fuel-module' that can store high fuel-loads for long-duration missions. The module
has 4 large seperate fuel-storage-tanks, to minimize fuel-loss in the event of a leak.
The module supports continued module extension in 2 space-directions.
The picture shows the fuel-module#1
in earth orbit during testflight trials.
record: "Orbiter-021202/2" through "Orbiter-100606"
"ShuttleFleetV4.5R0" (scenario example)
Length: 16 meters.
Mass weight: 6,255 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): 2000 newton.
Fuel specific impulse (Isp): 4,000 m/s.
Fuel load: 18,500 kg.
Nominal PAX capacity: ~ 4 (for an estimated maximum duration of 12
Pilots Operating Manual:
Thrust-power 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.
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.