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Executive Summary of Ares V: Lunar Capabilities Concept Review Through Phase A-Cycle 3This Technical Memorandum (TM) was generated as an overall Ares V summary from the Lunar Capabilities Concept Review (LCCR) through Phase A-Cycle 3 (PA-C3) with the intent that it may be coupled with separately published appendices for a more detailed, integrated narrative. The Ares V has evolved from the initial point of departure (POD) 51.00.48 LCCR configuration to the current candidate POD, PA-C3D, and the family of vehicles concept that contains vehicles PA-C3A through H. The logical progression from concept to POD vehicles is summarized in this TM and captures the trade space and performance of each. The family-of-vehicles concept was assessed during PA-C3 and offered flexibility in the path forward with the ability to add options deemed appropriate. A description of each trade space is given in addition to a summary of each Ares V element. The Ares V contributions to a Mars campaign are also highlighted with the goal of introducing Ares V capabilities within the trade space. The assessment of the Ares V vehicle as it pertains to Mars missions remained locked to the architecture presented in Mars Design Reference Authorization 5.0 using the PA-C3D vehicle configuration to assess Mars transfer vehicle options, in-space EDS capabilities, docking adaptor and propellant transfer assessments, and lunar and Mars synergistic potential.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Holladay, J. B.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Baggett, K. E.
(Zero Point Frontiers Corp. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Feldman, S. M.
(Zero Point Frontiers Corp. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2011
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Launch Operations
Report/Patent Number
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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