More Astrium CSTS design detail and CTSE…?

by | Sep 1, 2008 | Seradata News | 1 comment

CTSE? A German acronym meaning Crew Transport System Europäische perhaps? Surely it should also be Européenne équipage système de transport spatial (ESTS)? I am waiting to talk to ESA and Astrium about what CTSE is exactly

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CSTE availability in 2018 with what must be a man-rated Ariane 5? What is Astrium smoking? I guess it all depends on whether you think the entire European Union common agricultural policy budget is spent on human spaceflight or not

Woomera, Australia?!

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