Original 3D-model: Jon Marcure.
Additional design: Jacob Larsen (2003).
|Development status: in service
Latest calibration: 100628 @ 09:01 CET
First commissioned: 030112 @ 04:33 CET
is an 'energy-module' that supports continued module extension in 2 space-directions.
It is not capable of prolonged independant flight, but can in an
emergency function as lifesaver-module for approximately 4-6 individuals for a duration of
3-16 hours (depending on fuel and oxygen stored levels at time of incident).
The picture shows the nrg-module#1
in earth orbit during testflight trials. The 6 'big boxes' are solar-panel containers. The
6 solar-panels are rolled up inside for protection (and for the nrg-module#1 to fit in the
shuttle cargobay during launch and retrievel excercises) and are extended outwards when
ready. The red-colored outboard-tank contains fuel and oxygen for short free-flight
(mainly for the purpose of super-structure relocation and assembly flights).
record: "Orbiter-021202/2" through "Orbiter-100606"
"ShuttleFleetV4.5R0" (scenario example)
Length: 16 meters.
Single solarpanel span (when extended): 21.6 meters.
Minimum safe module rotation distance (with solarpanels extended):
Mass weight: 5,082 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: ~ 4 (for an estimated maximum duration of 16
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.
Beware to place the module in
such a way in the superstructure assembly, that the solarpanels can travel freely.
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.