ATK/Astrium Propose Ares 1-Ariane 5 Hybrid Booster for CCDev 2

HOLY FLERKING SCHNIT!

A new commercial rocket proposal based on the Ares 1 first stage and the Ariane 5 core. It’s like Frankenstein meets….rocket Frankenstein! Looks like it will definitely fly. But, is it affordable?

ATK/ASTRIUM PRESS RELEASE

ATK and Astrium (an EADS Company) are working together in response to NASA’s Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement.  The team is offering NASA launch services with the Liberty™ rocket.  This new launch vehicle combines two of the world’s most reliable propulsion systems, with a collective heritage of nearly 150 successful flights.

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