Ares IB

Started by Atlantis, November 16, 2008, 08:59:05 PM

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The Ares IB that I built this week, inspired by the "Ares I first stage replacement" thread on NASA Spaceflight.

Captain Canada

Is that a kit ? Or something you made yourself ? Pretty cool, either way !

CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?


Does it fly? ;D
Will die without understanding this world.


No, but it could with some surgery. I already have a flying Ares I,II, and V.


Man, that's impressive!  :bow:

What are the engines on first stage ? RD-180 ? RS-68 ? something else ?

By the way, If I were Obama  ;D

I'll put ISS-Orion on a Delta IVH, Atlas V Heavy, or an EELV / Titan IV hybrid.

Then I'll flown the Shuttle unmanned.

Once the orbiter in orbit, dock Orion to it, and transfer three astronauts to the former cockpit.

Undock Orion, but stay close enough to retrieve the astronauts if needed.

You can do this for Hubble servicing.

For ISS it's easier : dock the Shuttle to the station unmanned, dock Orion, too, and transfer astronauts via the station...

Just some ideas floating around.

King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.



Here's a link for  the actual NSF thread:

The first stae is basically a Delta IV CBC with to RS-68's instead of one.


cool, hadn't heard of anyone offering that option to kill the SRB, or if only it would happen!
At this point I think the next manned rocket is likely to be a Falcon9.

Archibald, orbital plane changes take a lot of energy, and Hubble is in a 28.5  degree inclination, and ISS is at a 51.6  degree, The shuttle just doesn't have enough fuel to perform such a maneuver.