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What is exatly this?
An alternative type of MMU for Skylab or Shuttle?
Is in a lot of space publications of 70s.
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(A Apollo docking probe on the nose)?? :eek:
 

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Just a artistic interpretation of a MMU unit could look like...
 

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Here is a later version.
 

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Michel Van said:
Just a artistic interpretation of a MMU unit could look like...

Not exactly. The USAF Museum in Dayton has one of these on display (the Marquardt space sled). It was a real effort that produced actual hardware (that did not fly in space). As memory serves, it was a Gemini-era program to provide an alternative to the MMU developed for Gemini, something with more capacity and presumably easier to pilot.

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Thank you OBB. Marquardt sure made fun things.
 

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A space sled,for maneuver freely in space!
I think that the design is by Raymond Lowey; a proposal for Skylab.
 

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Byeman said:
carmelo said:
a proposal for Skylab.

No, it wouldn't have been for Skylab. Too big and too complex

not, if this is folding together during launch
and this design got allot tubes for that.

by the way it's a Raymond Lowey design like allot stuff he made for skylab

question, on Marquardt sled, was this tested in Reduced gravity aircraft ?
 

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Look at the color drawing.
Are satellites around the slide...the probe on nose is probably a way for docking with these satellites.
Maybe is a sort of mini-tug for satellites service (from the Shuttle,and tested in a Skylab mission?).
 

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Not exactly. The USAF Museum in Dayton has one of these on display (the Marquardt space sled). It was a real effort that produced actual hardware (that did not fly in space). As memory serves, it was a Gemini-era program to provide an alternative to the MMU developed for Gemini, something with more capacity and presumably easier to pilot.
Link to Marquardt Space Sled thread.
 
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