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Modoolar nrg-module#1

Modoolar nrg-module#1
(JELAIR Photo)

Visual design:
Original 3D-model: Jon Marcure.
Additional design: Jacob Larsen (2003).


Development status: in service

Date/Time-format: (YYMMDD@HHMM)

Latest calibration: 100628 @ 09:01 CET

First commissioned: 030112 @ 04:33 CET



The nrg-module#1 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).


Main safety certification: "Orbiter-100606"
Safety certification record: "Orbiter-021202/2" through "Orbiter-100606"
Compatible with: "ShuttleFleetV4.5R0" (scenario example)
Length: 16 meters.
Single solarpanel span (when extended): 21.6 meters.
Minimum safe module rotation distance (with solarpanels extended): 44.8 meters.
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 hours)


Pilots Operating Manual:

Major warnings:



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.

Current 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 dockings)
#2:Approach head-on and aim the HUD 'victor'-targetsights on center of target dockring by linear-thruster movement.





User reports:
Read how it actualy performs in daily operation as seen from the operating-crew's viewpoint.