CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Apr 2, 2006
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blackstar said:That would require careful scanning and restitching.
flateric said:The *best* Hermes site ever http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/hermes/index.htm
Triton said:It's a real shame that this project was cancelled. Seems like such a waste to spend all that money developing Ariane 5 and making it man rated.
CFE said:What landing sites were proposed for Hermes? Would it touch down in French Guiana or somewhere in the EU? Maybe the Capcome Space website has the info, but my Francais is mal.
blackstar said:Unfortunately, there is a really nice four-page foldout section with a cutaway of the entire vehicle. That would require careful scanning and restitching.
Orionblamblam said:blackstar said:Unfortunately, there is a really nice four-page foldout section with a cutaway of the entire vehicle. That would require careful scanning and restitching.
Turns out in backup storage I had a copy of that cutaway. I seem to recall that it originated in a magazine, not a brocure, so the quality probably isn't quite the same... but it's still pretty good. Anyway, I've posted that and a few other Hermes art bits on my blog:
I've got two versions of the cutaway... one with the number-labels on it, the other where I've painted them out, showing just the vehicle.
Well I guess we ALSO can be a problem, sometimes! LOL ;DArchibald said:Hermes was supposed to land at Kourou but the landing strip faced a bizarre problem : frogs ! (not the french themselves, TRUE frogs :
Not even to mention what it would have done to the frogs... :Archibald said:There was a non-negligible risk of frog invasion on the landing strip, ruining Hermes tires and brakes at landing.
Interesting publicity brochure for the proposed space shuttle `Hermes` being a joint British / French collaboration
Hard to believe there was ever a possibility this could have been manufactured!
PMN1 said:What I want to know is why they couldn't 'common core booster' the Ariane 4 series to get a mini spaceplane launcher, i mean, designing a new commercial launcher around a vehicle that is going to be launched once or twice a year and one which has little in common with the previous launcher - whose bright idea was that???
martinbayer said:P.S. I realize it is preferable to post attachments rather than links for illustrations, but I haven't been able to figure out how to include images in posts - any enlightenment would be welcome. I tried both the 'insert image' button and the 'Attach' window, but nothing showed up in the preview.