CISLUNAR AMBULANCE for Assured Crew Return Capability Nicole Jordan December 15 2008 Lunar Observatory “Looking Glass 204” Assured Crew Return Capability First priority in any crewed mission is to return the crew safely back to earth.
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December 15 2008
Lunar Observatory “Looking Glass 204”
Descent stage: host majority of fuel and pick up crew moon van
Ascent stage: fuel
Propulsion for vehicle might have to withstand more than 50 MT.
The propulsion system need to be capable to do midcourse corrections
Needs to be self supportive for Moon to Earth Transit ( 3days, 3 hrs. 45 minutes)
Location the south Pole
Fuels need: The analysis of the ESAS report for the CEV focuses on LOX/LCH4 as well as LOX/LH2
Liquid Methane and Nitrogen Tetroxide, used In Gemeni , Apollo and Space shuttle
Four main types of storage have to be taken into account
Gaseous - Cold Gas
Storables –N204 / Aerozine 50
Physical parameters like temperature fluctuation on storage site, pressure and radiation
Proximity to crew rescue or access vehicle
Operational parameters like accessibility and dust and quick connects for modular tanks
Area must have a sufficient range safety distance and explosive containment systems
Lunar vehicles might not just be from the US
Rescue humans anywhere on the earth/ earth entry trajectory too is unplanned.
The creation of a International Landing and Rescue Federation Organization
Understand all rescue crew capsules technical capabilities
Supervise re-entry trajectories and landing sites
Help moderate and protect international land marks
Train and assemble rescue team on site
International defense alert, search and rescue effort