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Tue, Jun 14, 2011

Boeing: Commercial Crew System On Track For 2015 Operations

Delta Systems Review Completed On CST-100 Design

The Delta System Definition Review (SDR) of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 space capsule design was completed May 19th, according to a company news relase Monday. The daylong review included representatives from NASA, the FAA, and independent consultants. They examined the changes made to the CST-100 design since the initial SDR, which was conducted in October under the original CCDev agreement.


Boeing CST-100 Artist's Conception

"This review allowed the Boeing team to incorporate changes in the design since the last review and to update the overall baseline requirements," said Keith Reiley, deputy program manager of Commercial Crew Programs for Boeing. "We brought in outside experts, who reviewed the vehicle design from an overall integrated system perspective to ensure that we are designing and building a safe and affordable system."
 
Boeing engineers reviewed major spacecraft subsystems -- including structures, thermal, electrical, propulsion, life support, software and avionics -- as part of the Delta SDR, and reached agreement during the review on a single integrated, consolidated baseline design. The Boeing team also was able to show strong alignment between the current design and NASA's draft Commercial Crew Program Requirements.


Boeing CST-100 Artist's Conception

The Delta SDR enables a common understanding of the design baseline as the team progresses toward a system-level Preliminary Design Review (PDR), which will further mature the system design and ensure it meets all requirements. Under the second round of NASA's Commercial Crew Development Space Act Agreement, Boeing expects to complete its System PDR no later than early spring 2012.
 
Boeing is preparing to gather performance data on the spacecraft's launch abort system and service module fuel tank; evaluate vehicle ascent performance in wind tunnel testing; and build on earlier landing air bag and parachute demonstrations with more in-depth investigations. With firm requirements and adequate funding, Boeing plans to conduct test flights in 2014 and 2015 to support operations beginning in 2015.
 
Boeing's Commercial Crew Transportation System (CCTS) includes the CST-100 spacecraft, launch services and ground systems. The CST-100 is a reusable capsule-shaped spacecraft that has a crew module and service module. The CST-100 relies on proven materials and subsystem technologies and can transport up to seven people, or a combination of people and cargo.


Boeing CST-100 Artist's Conception

In addition to its support to NASA, Boeing also plans to supply the CST-100 to Bigelow Aerospace for that company’s inflatable space station. Boeing will also work with Space Adventures to sell unused seats.

FMI: www.boeing.com

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