Question about Ares V

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PJay_A

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<p>Does anyone know if the Ares V will be capable of launching new expansion modules to the ISS or to build a new station?</p><p>Also, the Japanese built the Centrifuge Accomodation Module (CAM) for ISS, but the shuttle mission that was scheduled to deliver it was cancelled as a result of the planned 2010 shuttle fleet retirement. This module is now on display at a museum in Japan. Could it be possible to rehabilitate this module in the future from museum peice to working flight-ready hardware and give it a lift to ISS as an Ares payload?</p>
 
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Cygnus_2112

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<p>&nbsp;<BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Does anyone know if the Ares V will be capable of launching new expansion modules to the ISS or to build a new station?Also, the Japanese built the Centrifuge Accomodation Module (CAM) for ISS, but the shuttle mission that was scheduled to deliver it was cancelled as a result of the planned 2010 shuttle fleet retirement. This module is now on display at a museum in Japan. Could it be possible to rehabilitate this module in the future from museum peice to working flight-ready hardware and give it a lift to ISS as an Ares payload? <br /> Posted by PJay_A</DIV></p><p>&nbsp; Ares V could be capable but a propulsion tug would be needed to get the modules to the ISS, but it isn't going to happen. </p><p>&nbsp;There are no plans or even planning/studies for more US&nbsp; modules for the ISS.&nbsp;&nbsp; NASA is looking to the Moon and Mars.&nbsp; There is no $$$ for more modules.&nbsp; Also, they aren't fully utilizing what they have </p><p>CAM is not in a museum but in a parking lot corroding.&nbsp; It will not fly.&nbsp;</p>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Ares V could be capable but a propulsion tug would be needed to get the modules to the ISS, but it isn't going to happen. &nbsp;There are no plans or even planning/studies for more US&nbsp; modules for the ISS.&nbsp;&nbsp; NASA is looking to the Moon and Mars.&nbsp; There is no $$$ for more modules.&nbsp; Also, they aren't fully utilizing what they have CAM is not in a museum but in a parking lot corroding.&nbsp; It will not fly.&nbsp; <br /> Posted by Cygnus_2112</DIV></p><p>There is still a chance that Atlas V could be part of a COTS program for ISS cargo.&nbsp; SpaceX and Orbital Sciences have won COTS Demonstration contracts, but the actual COTS awards are TBD, as I understand it.</p><p>&nbsp;- Ed Kyle&nbsp;</p>
 
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