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CEV Spacehab CM


American manned spacecraft module. Study 2005. A 10% enlargement of the Apollo capsule, this re-entry vehicle provided the minimum volume for four crew to make re-entry from lunar distances.

Crew seating consisted of a pilot forward, with a view through a rendezvous and docking window, and three crew aft. Total cabin volume was 9 cubic meters.

Crew Size: 4. RCS Coarse No x Thrust: 12 x 400 N. RCS Propellants: 112 kg (246 lb). RCS specific imulse: 290 sec. Electric System: 2.00 average kW.

Gross mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb).
Payload: 750 kg (1,650 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 4.30 m (14.10 ft).

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • CEV Spacehab American manned spacecraft. Study 2005. The final Spacehab CEV concept was a three-module spacecraft using a slightly enlarged Apollo command module for return of the crew to earth. More...

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Associated Propellants
  • N2O/C3H8 Liquid nitrous oxide (N2O / dinitrogen monoxide / 'laughing gas') is the oxidiser of choice for hybrid rocket motors because it is benign, storable, and self-pressurising to 48 atmospheres at 17 deg C. More...

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