Farnborough: Energia’s Crew Space Transportation System concept?

by | Jul 15, 2008 | Russia | 6 comments

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Is this Energia Rocket and Space Corporation’s concept for the Euro-Russian Crew Space Transportation System vehicle? I was told by the two Energia employees on the company’s stand that they had been given it to display at the last minute. They knew very little but said they thought it was reusable and it could carry six people

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credit: S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation

Above is a close up shot of the NASA Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle-like spacecraft that sits in the top left hand corner of the Energia poster on show here at its Farnborough air show stand. Here are some articles about CSTS from flightglobal:

Angara named as possible spacecrew transport system launcher

New Euro-Russian manned spacecraft concept expected in 2008

ESA considers lunar lander proposal

Below is a closeup of the ‘cutaway’ drawing of the possible CSTS concept vehicle from the Energia stand. Click on the image to see the larger version in this browser window 

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credit: S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation

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