View Full Version : Ares V Rocket Gets an Upgrade: It will be Bigger and Stronger for 2020 Moon Mission (
2008-Jun-26, 02:30 PM
NASA announced on Wednesday that the original Constellation project's principle rocket, the Ares V, will need to be designed to carry a larger payload for manned missions to the Moon by the year 2020. This means the original concept will need to have a length extension of 20 feet (6 metres) and will need to [...]
2008-Jun-27, 02:26 PM
This upgrade will be capable of sending far more instrumentation into space, an extra 15,600 lb (7,000 kg, or the equivalent mass of a male African elephant)…
Why, is there a need to send male African elephants to the moon?
2008-Jun-27, 10:25 PM
If the Russians are planning it first....
Anyhow, that is turning into one big honking rocket.
2008-Jul-01, 12:33 AM
That is a nice computer image of Ares V.
"To top it off, Khrunichev drafted a family of giant rockets, with a cargo capacity to low-earth orbit ranging from 45 tons to an incredible 175 tons! "
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