More Astrium CSTS design detail and CTSE…?

credit: Astriumcredit: AstriumCTSE? 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 exactlyclick...

European lunar architecture details leaked

Gaetano Marano at his Ghostnasa website has leaked, from a European Space Agency website, an EADS Astruim presentation that was part of a 8 July lunar architecture, industry daycredit: EADS AstriumSo it would appear that a European Moon mission would require four...

Zenit: CSTS launcher of choice?

Oleg Ventskovsky from Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye Design Office told me today at the IAA symposium on private human access to space that “we have had some talks about this [using a Zenit for the ESA/Russian Crew Space Transportation System].” The Zenit...