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Robert Pearlman

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posted 10-14-2014 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Orion-European Service Module (ESM) FM-1 patch

NASA's Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV).

ATV's distinctive four-wing solar array is recognizable in this concept. The ATV-derived European Service Module (ESM), sitting directly below Orion's crew capsule, will provide propulsion, power, thermal control, as well as supplying water and gas to the astronauts in the habitable module.

The first Orion mission will be an uncrewed lunar flyby in 2017, returning to Earth's atmosphere at 7 miles per second (11 km/s) — the fastest reentry ever.

carl walker

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posted 10-16-2014 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch is now ready from one of ESA's official providers,

Price €9.25 per piece, with free shipping worldwide. Please pay via PayPal to:

Don't forget to include your name and address and note which patches you need. If you don't have a PayPal account, please send an email to for other payment options.


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posted 10-16-2014 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again Carl, I am indebited for this most useful information. Very many thanks.

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