Orion rival: The new Russian-European manned spacecraft revealed

During the Farnborough air show the new Russian-European manned spacecraft was revealed. The new ship, designed to replace the Soyuz capsule, took 2 years to design and could be used for lunar missions. One unique aspect of this craft is thrusters and landing gear to soften the landing of the capsule back on earth. The Europeans are planning to design the command module and the Russian will design the launch vehicle.

Read more from the BBC

Russianspaceweb.com article

Picture of capsule

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3 Responses to Orion rival: The new Russian-European manned spacecraft revealed

  1. Sam Wise says:

    Ares is a family of launch vehicles; if anything, this new capsule would be an “Orion rival.”

    Just sayin’…

  2. rocketry says:

    Correct Sam – You are right there. The specific spacecraft would be an Orion rival. I was referring to the russianspaceweb article and this:

    I’ve renamed to avoid confusion

  3. vaughn nebeker says:

    as the scintest that put out charnobyl ;three mile island; LR-1 atomic nuckear desaters. I do a none atomic hot hydrgen rocket.

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