Sunday, February 26, 2012

SpaceX Dragon Panorama

SpaceX has a neat internal panorama up of their Dragon space capsule.
SpaceX Dragon capsule, internal iso/orthogrid panels and grid stiffened structure, forward/port view

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  1. After the successful mission of Dragon to the ISS there seems to be a press release blitz by SpaceX suppliers and customers.

    SpaceX Selects Siemens’ Fibersim for Designing and ManufacturingFibersim is being used to assist with actual fiber placement for the spacecraft’s thermal protection system, including the heat shield, exterior panels, insulating layers on the rocket and spacecraft, and several panels around the nose cone and engines.

    Astrotech Congratulates Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on its Successful Mission to the International Space Station"We congratulate SpaceX and its employees on this historic achievement for the commercial space industry. This is one of the greatest accomplishments of this century. This triumph shows the strength of excellent entrepreneurial vision, leadership, innovation and execution. Successfully designing and building a spacecraft that has now docked and returned from the ISS is one of the most complex engineering challenges of our age and doing it on such a small budget should stand as proof that the private sector can do much more if given the opportunity. We firmly believe this milestone marks the beginning of a new era of commercial activities in lower earth orbit and beyond, and Astrotech is excited about supporting SpaceX and its satellite customers in the years ahead" stated Thomas B. Pickens, III, Astrotech's Chief Executive Officer.