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Exploration Imagery
Illustrations of the proposed Constellation Space Suit System
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JSC2008-E-005475 (Jan. 2008) --- Illustrations of the proposed Constellation Space Suit System depict two different preliminary configurations of the new space suit system. Left: The "initial capability" suit will provide basic pressure suit functions for use inside the Orion spacecraft for launch, entry and on-orbit activities during low-Earth orbit missions to the International Space Station. Right: The "lunar capability" suit will use core components of the initial capability suit and additional of hardware, including a new thermal micro-meteoroid protection garment and will be the lunar exploration suit for the Constellation Program. Center: Another illustration of the lunar capability suit shows additional equipment and the micrometeoroid outer garment highlighted in blue. NASA has issued a request for proposals and is expected to select a prime contractor in the spring of 2008 to complete design, development, test and evaluation of the new suit system.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/01/2012
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