More details on Ares/Ariane hybrid rocket


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More details on Liberty, the Ares/Ariane hybrid rocket proposed by ATK and Alliant to provide crew/cargo capabilities to ISS. Key quote:

[Liberty] would be able to lift 44,500 lb. of payload to the International Space Station, enough for any of the commercial crew capsules under development as potential space shuttle replacements.

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  • Kelly Starks

    Course NASA been told to use Orion, which it can’t lift – and liberty echos the same problems that sandbagged the early Ares-I designs. … and of course its competing for commercial crew program money that congress has promised to at least dramatically cut.

    It seems a DOA proposal. The USA proposal to comercially operate Shuttle shows a lot more promis.

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