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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2005, 07:10:53 AM »

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Very interresting....  Cool

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2005, 01:01:16 PM »

Another interesting use for a LEM: painting graffiti on Russian satellites Happy.

http://www.astronautix.com/craft/apolmcsd.htm
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2005, 07:29:01 PM »

Enemy manned spacecraft could be harassed in psychological operations

Ouille.... that a real thing here

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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2005, 05:56:44 PM »

A little off-topic, but some plans for reusing and upgrading Skylab with the shuttle:

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790075817_1979075817.pdf
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2005, 08:36:34 PM »

Bob Andrepont is back Very Happy, and he did a extra page for the Apollo Applications Program: http://www.geocities.com/bobandrepont/aappdf.htm

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2006, 09:42:12 AM »

Also off topic but definitely Apollo related is the MIT 'Project Icarus'.

This is the 1967 asteroid deflection study that would have seen six 100MT tipped Saturn V's launched against the asteroid Icarus.

The article I've linked to also has a diagram showing the appearance of the 'Icarus' Saturn V's
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2006, 02:33:34 AM »

Another interesting one (though not really part of the AAP), with some info about plans to replace the first stage of the Saturn 1b with a solid rocket motor, resulting in something very similar to the 'new' CEV launcher.

My own favorite series of advanced Saturn concepts is that in which the first stage was modified to drop its outer four engines after 70% of the fuel had been burned, just like the old Atlas.  That stage, called the S-ID, could all by itself carry 50,000 lb to orbit:

    http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/saturnvb.htm: Saturn V-B = S-ID: 50,000 to LEO
    http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/saturnvc.htm: Saturn V-C = S-ID + S-IVB: 180,000 to LEO
    http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/saturnvd.htm: Saturn V-D = Optional SRBs + S-ID + S-II + S-IVB
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    The Saturn V-B could have replaced the Saturn IB.  By reducing the number of rocket models needed, costs would have been lowered.  And the 4 engines dropped from the S-ID might have been recoverable.

    A Centaur stage could have been added to any of the configurations for high-energy missions beyond the moon.
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    « Reply #22 on: July 14, 2006, 01:03:32 PM »

    What kinds of modifications need to be made to the model in order to make a Sat V-B?
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    « Reply #23 on: July 14, 2006, 01:20:43 PM »

    Well, the engines and support structure would have to be a seperate mesh. I'd guess that's about all.
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    « Reply #24 on: July 14, 2006, 01:34:05 PM »

    Anyone have plans to do the mods?

    I think this is a wonderful way to add content to the package.
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    « Reply #25 on: July 17, 2006, 09:56:49 AM »

    I'd have to dig into my Saturn V blueprints and see if it's even possible to "design" a thrust structure that could do that with the exhisting SI-C.
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    « Reply #26 on: September 02, 2006, 10:58:24 PM »

    Any chance of it ending up in V7?
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    « Reply #27 on: December 02, 2006, 09:25:11 PM »

    I've added most of this stuff to the 'Future Expansion' page on the wiki and put in a few other odds and ends I came across as well. So if we ever get the CSM and LEM finished there'll be plenty of other stuff to work on Happy.
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    « Reply #28 on: February 06, 2007, 08:57:44 AM »

    I was looking through Bob's site and found a couple of things that might make interesting addons:

    1. A North American report on a Logistics version of the Apollo CSM.

    http://tinyurl.com/3y33ty

    2. The Apollo Applications Program Quarterly Status Report One, which includes the mission profile for Skylab as it was originally planned.

    http://tinyurl.com/3du6kw
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    « Reply #29 on: February 06, 2007, 03:34:32 PM »

    Thanks... you should add those to the wiki...
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