Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle Upper-Stage Overview

Daniel J. Davis, Ares I Upper Stage Manager & J. Craig McArthur, Ares 1 Upper Stage Deputy, NASA Marshall

44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference Hartford, July 2008

By incorporating rigorous engineering practices, innovative manufacturing processes and test techniques, a unique multi-center government/contractor partnership, and a clean-sheet design developed around the primary requirements for the International Space Station (ISS) and Lunar missions, the Upper Stage Element of NASA’s Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV), the “Ares I,” is a vital part of the Constellation Program’s transportation system.

Download the study in pdf HERE.

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