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British manned spacecraft module. Study 1987. Expendable equipment section.

Structure: 214 kg (471 lb). Heat shield: 64 kg (141 lb). Reaction Control System: 70 kg (154 lb). Navigation Equipment: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Electrical Equipment: 80 kg (176 lb). Communications Systems: 175 kg (385 lb). Miscellaneous Contingency: 108 kg (238 lb). Environmental Control System: 80 kg (176 lb).

AKA: Service Module.
Gross mass: 796 kg (1,754 lb).
Height: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Diameter: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).

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  • Multi-Role Recovery Capsule British manned spacecraft. Study 1987. Britain was the only European Space Agency member opposed to ESA's ambitious man-in-space plan, and the British conservative government refused to approve the November 1987 plan. More...

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