COTS: The Movie(s)

by | Sep 12, 2008 | commercial launch services | 2 comments

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NASA has produced two CGI movies of a Space Exploration Technologies and an Orbital Sciences commercial orbital transportation service demonstration programme missionNASA has not released the videos yet but I have copies of both videos and I am waiting for the OK to post them. So for now here are some screenshots

Orbital

Taurus II launch from Wallops spaceport

Taurus II enters orbit

Orbital’s Cygnus unpressurised cargo spacecraft separates from the Taurus II

Cygnus is berthed with the International Space Station via the ISS robotic arm

SpaceX

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 upper stage and its Dragon spacecraft separates from the first-stage

SpaceX’s Dragon separates from the Falcon 9 second stage

Dragon is in close proximity to the ISS prior to the robotic berthing operation

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