Atlas Space Station

Atlas Space Station at Atomic Rockets

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Image source: SDASM Archives

Migrator (Cutaway)

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Image source: SDASM Archives

Flyback Booster and Orbiter

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

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Image source: SDASM Archives

Orion Vehicles 2/2

Lunar Ferry Vehicles

Fig. 3.13 — Exploration vehicle configuration for Jupiter moon landing mission, 20-m propulsion module

Fig. 3.15 — Various payload configurations on basic 20-m propulsion module (with departure weights for given missions)

Fig. 3.16 — Earth-orbit-to-lunar-orbit ferry vehicle

Fig. 3.18 — Lunar-ferry-vehicle command module

Fig. 3.19 — Reference-design passenger module

Fig. 3.20 — Earth-orbit-to-lunar-surface ferry vehicle

Fig. 3.21 — Lunar passenger ferry

Fig. 3.22 — Lunar cargo shuttle

Fig. 3.23 — Solid-propellant-boosted earth-launched lunar logistic vehicles

Lunar Logistics Vehicles

Fig. 3.24 — S-IC boosted earth launched lunar logistics vehicle

Fig. 3.15 — Orbit launched lunar logistics vehicle

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From:

Nuclear Pulse Space Vehicle Study

Vol. III — Conceptual Vehicle Designs and Operational Systems (U)

Orion at Atomic Rockets

Image credit: General Atomics

File Source: Cornell

Orion Vehicles 1/2

Personnel Accommodations

Fig. 3.2 — Factors that influence the location of the shielded powered flight station

Fig. 3.4 — Powered flight station-escape vehicle for 8-man exploration missions with 10-m configurations

Fig. 3.5 — Powered flight station-escape vehicle for 20-man exploration missions with 20-m configurations

Fig 3.6 — Exploration-mission personnel accommodations for an 8-man complement

Fig 3.7 — Exploration-mission personnel accommodations for a 20-man complement

Fig 3.8 — General arrangement of payload spine and magazine payload support columns

Planetary Exploration Vehicles

Fig. 3.11 — Exploration vehicle for Mars orbital capture mission using 10-m propulsion module

Fig. 3.12 — Various payload configurations on basic 10-m propulsion module (with departure weights for 72, 850 fps Mars mission)

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From:

Nuclear Pulse Space Vehicle Study

Vol. III — Conceptual Vehicle Designs and Operational Systems (U)

Orion at Atomic Rockets

Image credit: General Atomics

File Source: Cornell

Mars Convoy

EMPIRE at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Vehicle Requirements

Vehicle Requirements

  • An appropriate Earth Launch Vehicle (ELV)
  • Space Taxis (ST) and associated auxiliary vehicles
  • Long duration ecological system
  • A set of mission modules referred to summarily as Life Support Section (LSS),including a radiation shelter, command module, ecology module, and others such as a workshop module, data transmission module and a more for electric power generation.
  • Orbit Launch Preparation Modules (OLPM) to support fueling and checkout activities.
  • An Earth Entry Module (EEM)
  • Propulsion Modules, for the Heliocentric Interorbital Space Vehicle
  • An Orbital Tanker Vehicle (OTV)
  • A Destination Space Vehicle (DSV) if secondary (excursions) missions are planned at the destination

Image credit: Krafft Ehricke Papers

Image source: NASM

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