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Shuttle C (Scale 1:400) 3d printed
Shuttle C (Scale 1:400) 3d printed
Shuttle C (Scale 1:400) 3d printed

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Shuttle C (Scale 1:400)

  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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The Shuttle-C was a NASA proposal to turn the Space Shuttle launch stack into a dedicated unmanned cargo launcher. This would use the Space Shuttle external tank and Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), combined with a cargo module that would attach to Shuttle hardpoints (the bipod, etc.) and include the Space Shuttle Main Engines. Various Shuttle-C concepts were investigated between 1984 and 1995. The Shuttle-C concept would theoretically cut development costs for a heavy launch vehicle by re-using technology developed for the shuttle program. The proposal involved using, at various times, existing spaceframes, Space Shuttle Main Engines that had reached maintenance lifetime limits, and spare navigation computers. One proposal even involved converting the Columbia or Enterprise into a single-use cargo launcher. Before the loss of Space Shuttle Challenger, NASA had expected about 14 shuttle flights a year. In the aftermath of the Challenger incident, it became clear that this launch rate was not feasible for a variety of reasons.With the Shuttle-C, it was thought that the lower maintenance and safety requirements for the unmanned vehicle would allow a higher flight rate. There were two development phases planned. The first consisted of deciding the shape and size of the cargo carrier. NASA studies showed that a small but functional carrier would be most efficient for launches.
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Shuttle C (Scale 1:400)
White Strong & Flexible
13.8 cm
4.1 cm
4.5 cm

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