Ares Family Problems

Editor's note: It would seem that ESMD's implementation of the exploration architecture put forth in the ESAS study is not going smoothly . The original Ares V concept (named/modeled after Apollo's 5 engine Saturn V) was not capable of launching what NASA needs to launch. So, an internal study recommends adding a 6th engine to Ares V and stretching everything else to boost performance. Meanwhile, the vibration problems that have plagued Ares 1 have not been solved. Stay tuned for some bad news and another schedule slip in the near future.

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