NASA considers Shuttle launch and entry suits for Orion

by | May 5, 2009 | Seradata News | 0 comments

Hyperbola has learnt that the Space Shuttle launch and entry suit, the bright orange outfit also known as the Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES), is being considered for use with the Orion crew exploration vehicle instead of the Constellation programme’s space suit that would have extra-vehicular activity capablity

Being considered as part of a wider effort by the Constellation programme to meet its 2015 first flight date for the Orion and its Ares I crew launch vehicle the selection of ACES is not without its problems as the suit is not currently compatible with Orion’s systems

A NASA document states “ACES is not certified for use above 100,000ft (30,500m), which would be in conflict with a number of Orion requirements”

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