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GE Life Raft
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GE Life Raft
GE Life Raft
General Electric Life Raft 3-crew orbital escape system of the 1960's
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1966. The GE Life raft was a rigid unpressurized aeroshell. Three crew in space suits with parachutes would strap themselves into the seats.

AKA: General Electric Life Raft. Status: Study 1966. Gross mass: 420 kg (920 lb). Height: 1.80 m (5.90 ft). Span: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).

A headup display was provided for manually aligning the raft for retrofire, which was accomplished using a cold gas reaction control system. The aeroshell itself consisted of new non-ablative materials with a foam core. Mass per crew: 80 kg.

Crew Size: 3.



Family: Space station orbit. Country: USA. Propellants: Solid. Agency: GE. Bibliography: 419.

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