LIVE BLOGGING: AIAA SPACE 2008 Exploration session

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Tuesday 9 September

Brian Muirhead, JPL systems engineer and Constellation prg team member

He’s giving the basic Constellation presentation. Jeff Hanley Constellation programme manager was supposed to give this presentation
System baseline review this week for Orion to decide on when to have its PDR
Altair and Ares V gone through concept review in June and now going towards requirements review
He just said that Ares I-X could fly “April to May maybe a little later in June”

He says “Looks lke Avocat is winning” in development of it and PICA for Orion’s TPS

We had a little problem with the attitude control motor and more tests on that in November

I was originally hired as chief architect for the programme, focus primarily on transportation

Confirmed crew to launch first, Ares V second, with four days after Orion launch before the crew has to come back

First it seemed that the current EDS stack would not be possible but further work concluded that the forces could be coped with

I even saw toroidal tanks in the Altair trade space

Altair is helping us find solutions with adequate margin

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