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sebu
Post subject: SUSAPosted: May 15th, 2015, 8:44 am
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I don't dare to put this nonsense in spacebucket so therefore a new thread... This is why I'll never going to finish my AU but for me the journey is more important then the result :)
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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 15th, 2015, 2:47 pm
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Most spaceplanes have their LES behind the main body of the craft. There is therefore no reason to have an Apollo style LES tower on the nose.

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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 15th, 2015, 8:30 pm
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Perhaps it's a nonsense, but it's very nicely drawn nonsense. ;)

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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 16th, 2015, 8:15 am
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To be honest, Sebu, I looked over your drawing for some minutes which left me with a question: Where's the nonsense?
Looks like a thoroughly developed Mission.
Just one thing: What about that plane below the LEO?

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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 16th, 2015, 9:03 am
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Nice to see the AU spacebucket thing emerging into the daylight!

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sebu
Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 16th, 2015, 11:07 am
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Thanks for comments.
TimothyC wrote:
Most spaceplanes have their LES behind the main body of the craft. There is therefore no reason to have an Apollo style LES tower on the nose.
Somehow I figured the propulsion of spaceplane would be enough for maneuvers in orbit and reentry braking but not for launch emergency situations.

Well, nonsense or not but its at least quite "high altitude" AU stuff ;) Part of it is thought through to some extend.

The plane below the spaceplane is AS-40 Spöken presented earlier http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewto ... 2&start=80
Idea was that 3 prototypes were modified for SUSA use for training, research and launching micro- and nanosatellites to Low Earth Orbit.


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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 19th, 2015, 3:05 am
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I like it! Whats the propulsion on that thing? If its nuclear I'd suggest swapping the habitat and the radiation shield. Also are any of those details radiators?


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sebu
Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 19th, 2015, 1:00 pm
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Thanks Shipright. It is nuclear propulsion, of some kind. I agree it might be good idea to interchange habitat and gravity modules. However, the engine itself is quite far from habitat and radiation might be lower depending the type of nuclear propulsion, I guess.
Those dark grey/brown bands suppose to be radiator plates. In landers there are independent radiators.


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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 19th, 2015, 3:45 pm
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Hi sebu,

I think you might want to increase the size of the radiators - the ISS, for instance, has a long radiator behind each solar array plus another two blocks of radiators on the trusses, and that's with a solar-only power plant (well, solar and batteries). With a nuclear plant of some description I imagine you'll be in need of substantial cooling.

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Post subject: Re: SUSAPosted: May 19th, 2015, 3:48 pm
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Sebu, you might also consider He3-D propulsion. Granted, He3 is hard to find on Earth, but it's still an idea...

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