Year 7, Day 248 (Refit of Shuttle Resolute Begins)

Engineers start refit work on the Heavy Cargo Shuttle (HCS) Resolute!

The key goals of the refit are:

  • To improve flight characteristics both on launch and return
  • Upgrade the launch vehicle to provide more power.
  • Increase the launch vehicle recoverability.
  • Add cool lights.

Part of this refit will involve the V3 launcher to lose its Orbital Assist Vehicle (OAV), which has proven to be an expensive and wasteful addition to the HCS, as this stage is entirely disposable.

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