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PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2013 23:49 pm 
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1/144 NASA Ares V
The Ares V was the heavy cargo lift element of NASA’s Constellation programme which, along with the Ares 1 manned launcher, was intended to place men back on the moon. It consisted of a core stage with solid boosters, and an Earth Departure Stage ( EDS ) with payload. It was cancelled by the Obama administration in 2010, to be replaced by the SLS. During the programme the Ares V design evolved through many iterations, with various stage diameters and engine numbers. The kit represents one of the later proposed configurations with both core and 2nd stage of 10m diameter, a core stage with six RS-68 engines, and 5.5 segment Solid Rocket Boosters. Height of the rocket was to be approximately 116m, around 5m taller than a Saturn V, with a payload of over 180 tonnes to low Earth orbit. The kit stands approximately 85cm high, consists of 44 resin parts
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Stacked, alongside my Ares 1 and an Airfix Skylab to show its size
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The stages - the 2nd stage is fitted with a loiter skirt - a disposable solar panel intended to power the stage during orbital storage
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PostPosted: Tue 14 May 2013 09:12 am 
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Nice job Mart, what colours did you use for the core stage?


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PostPosted: Tue 14 May 2013 09:37 am 
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Impressive creation.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 May 2013 09:52 am 
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Ditto, great build :thumb:

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PostPosted: Tue 14 May 2013 20:49 pm 
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Beautiful work :notworthy:

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