From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

FlexCraft is a proposed support craft for the NASA Deep Space Habitat (DSH). FlexCraft would be used by an individual astronaut for EVA or tele-operated activities.[1] The hardware would connect directly to the DSH airlock and would share a common atmosphere as the parent ship to provide immediate access to space without pre-breathing by DSH CREW.

With a pressurized volume of just 0.62 meters cubed, the FlexCraft is meant for only one person with an “excursion time” of less than 8 hours. Its propellant will be gaseous nitrogen, and it will have a Delta-V of 21 m/s with a total gross mass projected at 452 kg.

Its one already-identified limitation will be that it cannot be used during solar particle events.

See also[edit]