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Heavy Lift Carrier 2011
Part of Ares Family
American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. ATK Thiokol concept for a shuttle-derived heavy lift vehicle. The shuttle orbiter would be replaced by a 6.5 m diameter x 35 m long cargo container, powered by three Space Shuttle main engines. The shuttle RSRM motors would have a fifth segment added, and the External Tank would be stretched to 56 m long. Availability would be six years after go-ahead.

Status: Design 2004. Payload: 91,000 kg (200,000 lb). Height: 66.00 m (216.00 ft). Diameter: 8.70 m (28.50 ft). Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

LEO Payload: 91,000 kg (200,000 lb) to a 500 km orbit at 51.60 degrees.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Agency: Thiokol.

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