Wednesday, November 02, 2005
CEV Play for Today
Francis Drake's CEV-1 "Odyssey" add-on for Orbiter is modeled on an "old" Lockheed-Martin concept (late 2004), and its shape doesn't quite match the Apollo-like cone that NASA has shown in the most recent concept art. But it is still the most complete CEV add-on for Orbiter that I know of, with the crew capsule, service module, and a lunar descent vehicle, along with starting scenarios for trying them out (and a convenient nose docking port). So until someone decides to create an add-on based on more recent CEV ideas, I'll use this to try out some CEV-type missions, such as visiting the ISS, or doing a Moon flight with a lunar orbit rendezvous and landing.