Monday, April 27, 2009
This is another model for my ISS2-project. I already build it during the last fall, the model is nearly finshed... there are just a few more details.
The Tug will be always docked to the space station, it's more kind of a mobile station-module than a stand-alone spacecraft. It's able to act as a constuction plattform, maintenance vehicle and of course as a tug to move space station-modules and bigger cargo.
At the front is a docking port with several additional clamps, fuel and oxygen tanks. Besides the cockpit are two big remote manipulators, three smaller manipulators are folded at the botton. The rear contains the main engines, solar-panels and a second docking port.
The idea behind the design was to create a replacement for the capabilities of the space shuttle as a flexible working plattform after it's retirement.
... somehow I'm afraid how big this project gets.