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Cargo LV Stage 1
LOx/LH2 propellant rocket stage. Core vehicle proposed by NASA for Project Constellation exploration of moon and Mars. Originally it would use shuttle external tank tooling. This version was proposed by Thiokol prior to Constellation decision. Modification of shuttle external tank. Includes 28.6 metric ton SSME engine pod.

Status: Study 2005. Thrust: 10,441.06 kN (2,347,244 lbf). Gross mass: 1,093,330 kg (2,410,380 lb). Unfuelled mass: 88,449 kg (194,996 lb). Specific impulse: 452 s. Specific impulse sea level: 361 s. Burn time: 420 s. Height: 64.27 m (210.85 ft). Diameter: 8.40 m (27.50 ft). Span: 8.40 m (27.50 ft).

No Engines: 5.



Country: USA. Engines: SSME. Propellants: Lox/LH2.

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