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Ship called the CXV (Crew Transfer Vehicle)

  1. Nov 14, 2006 #1
    I read an article in Popular Science about a ship called the CXV (Crew Transfer Vehicle).:confused: It is made by a company called t/Space. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it. Any help is welcome.
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2006 #2
    I understand that t/space is working on the project, but they will not make it. Lockheed or Boeing will manufacture it. I beleive they want it to replace the space shuttle for transporting crews to the space station. I read somewhere that it can be launched from a carrier by booster rockets, and it is based on the discoverer capsule.

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  4. Nov 14, 2006 #3

    FredGarvin

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    Hey Carp. I just noticed your sig and took a look at that site. I will definitely be checking that out more closely.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2006 #4
    thanks
    I'm trying to get some people to start sharing ideas over there b/c rocket engines/jet engines are my thing.

    carp
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  6. Nov 14, 2006 #5

    FredGarvin

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    Mine too......Are you in the business too or an enthusiast?
     
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  7. Nov 14, 2006 #6
    Almost in the business...I'm a mechanical engineering student (not long until graduation). I'm trying to make connections in the propulsion feild and learn everything I can.

    carp
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  8. Nov 14, 2006 #7

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  9. Nov 14, 2006 #8

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    This is t/space's site - http://www.transformspace.com/index...ew&workid=CCD3097A-96B6-175C-97F15F270F2B83AA

    t/space was one of several companies to provide concepts for future exploration - http://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/vision_concepts.html
    I believe Lockheed-Martin got the CEV contract, so I don't know if t/space has funding from NASA or other sources.

    Interesting article - NASA Internal Memo From Constellation Program Manager Jeff Hanley
    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=22553
     
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  10. Nov 15, 2006 #9
    I am curious what the Discoverer capsules are.:confused: I remeber hearing of the Corona series of spy satellites that used photographic film returned to earth in a reentry capsule and were recovered in midair under a parachute. Are Discoverer and Corona the same capsule?:confused:
     
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  12. Nov 15, 2006 #11

    LURCH

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    It is also being built from the design phase up with the intention that it should be upgradable for trips to the Moon and eventually Mars.
     
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