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The Scorpion "General Purpose Space Transportation System" design is a six person vehicle, 107 m long with a dry mass of 230 tonnes capable of lunar landing carrying six 20 tonne cargo pods and an 11 tonne Anzu capsule used as an escape pod It is powered by a 40 tonne Serpent-H Nuclear thermal electric engine with a thrust of around 2000 kN, and 12746 ...


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I originally voted to close the question as I thought it was a bit broad (Can we build an NTR that can lift off from the Moon? Sure!), and because of the response to Organic Marble's and JCRM's comments (which were hints on how to improve the question). But, since it's been re-opened... Given the link to Sorensen's blog post, we'll assume we're talking ...


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It's worth noting that at this time, there isn't enough details on Artemis to know for certain. The program is only a bit of a concept at this time, with the hope to have it more fully fleshed out soon. Still, anything very specific, like backup procedures, probably has many possible options. Presumably this will be similar to the Apollo system, have a ...


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Yes and No. The altitude data presented on the altitude indicator (tapemeter) depends on the mode select switch setting. MODEL SEL switch LGD RADAR: Radar altitude, altitude rate... are displayed. PGNS: LGC-computed altitude, altitude rate... are displayed. AGS: AGS-computed altitude, altitude rate... are displayed. Source: LM Apollo ...


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No. The "LM altitude" computed from the Landing Radar slant range is only corrected for the altimeter beam angles, not the vehicle attitude angles. The altimeter beam angles are used by the LGC in the computation of LM altitude from LR slant range output. Source: LMA790-3 -LM APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK pp. 2.2-25 and 2.2-26 On Figure 2.2-9 you can ...


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