Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Clipper Launch Vehicle - Top

And finally the most interesting part of the rocket...

The small rockets and grids attached to the module between Clipper and upper stage are part of the rescue system. In case of emergency the rockets will fire and raise the spaceship out of the danger zone. While the rockets are firing the expanded grids will work as airbrakes stabilising the flight attitude.

1 comment:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Beautiful work on this ship !!!