XLDron, "Moon Window"
How many of us have ever, watching The moon from our home, in the darkness of the mountain, from an astronomical observatory or from anywhere else, imagined what have experienced the few, brave and lucky humans, who came up with the opportunity to "walk" on The Moon surface. The "Moon Window" (MW) space station together with the XLDron Global Versatile Advanced (XGV-A) and rocket "Orbiter"... are my personal view of a "Moon Trip" of the futures humans that could "walk" on The Moon like a tourists.
In a very near future, thanks to advances in the aerospace industry and private initiative in this sector, we could start walking on The Moon, as privileged tourist and become part of the history's elite of the space travelers. In the beginning, only wealthy people, could aspire to this milestone, because a "ticket" to The Lunar surface would be around a $100,000,000 to $150,000,000 dollars, but who knows... with no much time and thanks to technical and scientific development, the "ticket" would be within the reach of many more people.
Moon Window space tourism would be a "little" permanent space station, located in a fixed orbit around The Moon, with the ability to host 7 passengers during sorts periods of time (from 1 week to 2 weeks), or 3 passengers during longer stays.
Moon Window space station:
Serves as a platform or base for launching manned explorers (Conqueror capsule), to the surface of The Moon and a privileged observatory of The Moon through the "MW cupola". The MW space station would consist of: 1 "Nomadic" capsule that would carry the crew, 1 rocket engine "Zeus" capsule, 2 explorers "Conqueror" capsules - (one as a rescue capsule) and 1 support "Peregrine" rover-satellite - working on lunar surface and orbiting around it. The main modules would be two, the "Energy" that would store the "MW & Zeus" combustible and "Zeus" rocket engine, would have a Lab area, storage for scientific material and two exits to outer station. The other module would be the "Moon Window" where basically the crewmembers would live and would have an observatory "cupola", with magnificient views of The Moon.
On the first trip, and only in the first, the MW space station would move from Earth to a fixed orbit around The Moon in a "complete-unit" (all capsules, rover-satellite and modules), but in the following space trips, only the "Zeus" capsule and "Nomadic" would travel from Earth to The Moon and back. The modules would be sent into space on two stages by 2 rockets of high load capacity and the capsules and rover-satellite would be sent into space by the unmanned aircraft XLDron Global Versatile Advanced "XGV-A" and its rocket "Orbiter".
An amazing adventure:
- The 7 cewmembers of the "Nomadic" capsule are launched into space with the XLDron Global Versatile Advanced "XGV-A" and the rocket "Orbiter". The aircraft "launcher", XGV-A could be a giant unmanned aircraft with two giant wings and rear extra-flaps, these will have a big wing area; equipped with 5 oversized Ultra-Hihg Bypass turb0fan engines, producing a big powerful thrust range. The central UHB turbofan only will work with maximum performance at the take-off stage and to reach the maximum height for the "drop rocket stage". This aircraft would have a rear landing gear adjustable height, depending on, if goes loaded (rocket) or empty, and could be equipped with a Hyper Lift Mechanical System (HLMS) integrated with the wings to keep the aircraft with the best conditions of CL (Lift Coefficient) in all situations, capable of carrying up a large rocket to an altitude of 50,000 ft. and a max. payload of 330,693 lb., launching into space the "Nomadic" capsule.
-The "Nomadic" capsule joins in orbit at 450km. of altitude with "Zeus" capsule and after taking inertial force with The Earth, and then would be begin its journey towards the MW space station orbiting The Moon.
-1 day of adapttation in MW space station and 4 crew (2 professional crew members and 2 space tourists) on board the "Conqueror-1" capsule are directed to the lunar surface.
-Near The Moon surface and with the assistance of the "Peregrine" rover and satellite, the capsule lands on The Moon. Three crews (1 professional and 2 tourists) will have 90 min. for their "Moonwalk" (researching, or simply enjoying the moment).
-Meanwhile in the MW space station,the other 2 tourists can still enjoy watching The Moon from the "MW cupola". While other professional member of the crew, checks that everything goes right.
-Back in the MW space station, all crewmembers can enjoy one more day being at approx. 380,000km. from The Earth.
-Return to "home" ...,with the "Nomadic" capsule and "Zeus" capsule (engine rocket). Once in Earth orbit the two capsules would separate, the "Zeus" would remain orbiting around The Earth, awaiting for the next "Moon Tousits".