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Aegir CTV

The Aegir Crew Transfer Vehicle (CTV) is a versatile spacecraft that acts as a combination of people mover and cargo van. The thirty-five foot long Aegirs are capable of carrying two to three people into orbit as well as supplies and equipment. The Aegir was developed to service the Lederhosen 8 space station, a job that they have excelled at. The rugged craft have also been used for Peacemaker-1 maintenance flights.

Because the diminutive size of Lederhosen 8 prevents the long-term docking of spacecraft, every visit counts. Aegir was developed to have a high cargo capacity as compared to earlier capsules. An Aegir can deliver much needed supplies on each crew rotation, thereby necessitating a visit from a dedicated cargo ship only once every nine months.

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Spacecraft Overview  
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AEGIR Crew Transfer Vehicle

Dates flown:

February 1999 - Present

Crew size:

Two crew members for up to six days

Dimensions:

Length = 35 ft.
Width (fuselage) = 9 ft.
Width (with panels) = 23 ft.
Height = 11 ft.
Technical Info  
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Spacecraft plans

Six-way planviews of a typical Aegir spacecraft.
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Cutaway diagram

Shows the internal layout of a typical Aegir spacecraft.
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Spacecraft components

The Aegir vehicle is made of three modules. The Orbital Module (OM) contains the Station-Capsule airlock as well as a large cargo space. The Reentry Capsule (RC) is the crew compartment and the only part of the vehicle to return to Earth. The Service Module (SM) contains the fuel cells, solar arrays, and main thrusters.
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Launch Vehicle

Diagrams showing the Aegir Launch Vehicle and the Aegir capsule's position within the vehicle.
Aegir Missions  
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AEGIR 1

Crew member:

Commander: Gerald G. Gritinad

Time in orbit:

18 - 19 February 1999

Mission Brief:

Aegir crew vehicle Flight Assessment Test 1 (FT1). First manned launch of Aegir. Craft orbited Earth for fifteen hours while Lt. Commander Gritinad carried out flight testing before safely landing.
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AEGIR 2

Crew members:

Commander: Patrick M. Skuzzles
Engineer: Felix N. Bukkis

Time in orbit:

29 - 30 June 1999

Mission Brief:

Aegir crew vehicle Flight Assessment Test 2 (FT2). First two-member flight crew. Skuzzles and Bukkis carried out flight tests during seventeen hours of orbiting. Capsule landed safely and the information garnered from the two flight tests were applied into subsequent spacecraft designs.
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AEGIR 3

Crew members:

Commander: Horace U. Murron
Engineer: Julius S. Tickmier

Time in orbit:

10 - 13 September 1999

Mission Brief:

Docking Logistics Flight 1 (DLF1). On-orbit testing of the new "Pullman" style airlock developed for the Lederhosen 8 station. A specially outfitted Thrym cargo ship was launched sporting a representation of the hatch that would be built into the space station. Murron and Tickmier tested docking procedures in order to ensure the reliability of the airlock system once Lederhosen 8 came online a year later.
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AEGIR 4

Crew members:

Commander: Roger H. Drutmann
Engineer: Hu I. Zangdippi

Time in orbit:

28 January - 1 February 2000

Mission Brief:

Docking Logistics Flight 2 (DLF2). Additional docking tests and experiments in order to ensure viability of the new airlock system on Lederhosen 8. Drutmann and Zangdippi focused on emergency scenarios, staging both rescue and evacuation drills through the Aegir capsule and modified Thrym docking target. Following these tests the airlock design was certified to be included on the station.
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AEGIR 5

Crew members:

Commander: Louis H. Dugglebum
Engineer: Natalia A. Vulvov

Time in orbit:

8 - 14 April 2000

Mission Brief:

Lederhosen 8 Construction Flight 1 (CF1). The station's spine section had been lifted into orbit on 12 January 2000, followed by the laboratory module on 24 March. Aegir 5 rendezvoused with the station to physically connect the laboratory and spine modules. Dugglebum and Vulvov dedicated four spacewalks to clamping the modules together, wiring, and plumbing. Finally, they relocated the Robotic Construction Arm (RCA) from the spine to the top of the laboratory.
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AEGIR 6

Crew members:

Commander: Peter R. Wilkits
Engineer: Stephanie E. Bobbins

Time in orbit:

29 May - 6 June 2000

Mission Brief:

Lederhosen 8 Construction Flight 2 (CF2). The Station Power Module was launched to the incomplete station on 8 May 2000. This necessitated Aegir 6 and a work crew of Wilkits and Bobbins in order to connect the new module to the station. They completed this task over three laborious spacewalks, allowing the station to finally be powered on and begin generating electricity, thereby paving the way for an on-board crew in the near future.
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AEGIR 7

Crew members:

Commander: Richard D. Perenis
Engineer: Jack C. Diputsinski

Time in orbit:

1 - 8 August 2000

Mission Brief:

Lederhosen 8 Construction Flight 3 (CF3). The Crew Habitat Module had arrived at the station on 20 July 2000. A final construction flight was carried out by Perenis and Diputsinski in Aegir 7, successfully integrating the habitat module into the station over four spacewalks. With the completion of this flight the station was rated as habitable for human life and ready for Crew I to make their home there.

The three mission patches for Aegir 5, Aegir 6, and Aegir 7 all piece together to form a solid design.
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AEGIR 8

Crew members:

Commander: Roger H. Drutmann
Engineer: Abel A. Dinglewitz

Time in orbit:

24 - 29 October 2000

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew I from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Due to the station's inability to maintain docked craft for extended periods, Aegir 8 was abandoned to burn up in reentry.
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AEGIR 9

Crew members:

Commander: Thomas J. Wankel
Engineer: Rory M. Toidina

Time in orbit:

6 - 14 December 2000

Mission Brief:

Peacemaker-1 Maintenance Survey 1 (MS1). JG Enterprises' first satellite was the Peacemaker-1 missile platform which maintains a constant vigil over Camp MacAfee. Due to the volatile nature of the satellite, maintenance surveys are required to be performed every four years. These missions are carried out by Wankel and Toidina, certified bomb crew specialists. During Aegir 9, a full survey was made of the satellite searching for damage or undue wear. No problems were discovered.
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AEGIR 10

Crew members:

Commander: James L. Tinglebumm
Engineer: Simon M. Fleeg

Time in orbit:

16 - 25 July 2001

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew II from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew I to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 11

Crew members:

Commander: Hu I. Zangdippi
Engineer: Natasha C. Tootleding

Time in orbit:

31 March - 11 April 2002

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew III from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew II to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 12

Crew members:

Commander: Julius S. Tickmier
Engineer: Richard M. Grunttlex

Time in orbit: 7 - 16 January 2003

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew IV from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew III to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 13

Crew members:

Commander: Louis H. Dugglebum
Engineer: Oliver H. Naditz

Time in orbit:

2 - 13 August 2003

Mission Brief:

Lederhosen 8 Maintenance Survey 1 (MS1). Aegir 13 was a routine maintenance mission to supply an extra set of hands into the upkeep of the station. Utilizing three spacewalks, Dugglebum and Naditz performed a complete survey was made of the station's exterior, checking all connections and hatches for problems of which none were found.
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AEGIR 14

Crew members:

Commander: Erica S. Kriminie
Engineer: Otto H. Perkis

Time in orbit:

30 September - 7 October 2003

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew V from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew IV to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 15

Crew members:

Commander: Peter R. Wilkits
Engineer: Raphelo D. Buggerti

Time in orbit:

21 - 29 July 2004

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew VI from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew V to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 16

Crew members:

Commander: Thomas J. Wankel
Engineer: Rory M. Toidina

Time in orbit:

22 September - 1 October 2004

Mission Brief:

Peacemaker-1 Maintenance Survey 2 (MS2). Aegir 16 was the second maintenance mission since Peacemaker-1 came online in 1996. Wankel and Toidina performed a complete survey of the satellite, seeking out any problems that may have arisen since their last visit in Aegir 9. Once again all systems checked out and Peacemaker-1 was recertified for another four years of operations.
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AEGIR 17

Crew members:

Commander: Stephanie E. Bobbins
Engineer: Terrance S. Weenikees

Time in orbit:

11 - 21 April 2005

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew VII from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew VI to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 18

Crew members:

Commander: Jack C. Diputsinski
Engineer: Oliver H. Naditz

Time in orbit:

19 - 25 January 2006

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew VIII from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew VII to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 19

Crew members:

Commander: Simon M. Fleeg
Engineer: Judith L. Girdlehopper

Time in orbit:

22 - 31 October 2006

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew IX from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew VIII to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 20

Crew members:

Commander: Abel A. Dinglewitz
Engineer: Meredith L. Scheismann

Time in orbit:

3 - 15 July 2007

Mission Brief:

Ferried Crew X from Earth to the Lederhosen 8 space station. Returned Crew IX to Earth after the change of command.
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AEGIR 21

Crew members:

Commander: Abel A. Dinglewitz
Engineer: Meredith L. Scheismann

Time in orbit:

30 April - 21 May 2007

Mission Brief:

Unmanned launch. Returned Crew X to Earth from the Lederhosen 8 space station. Final flight to Lederhosen 8.
Upcoming Missions  
 
Consolidated Launch Manifest

Flight Mission brief Launch date Crew members
Aegir 22 Lederhosen 9 CF1 Sat 21 June 2008 Buggerti/Rektus
Aegir 23 Peacemaker 1 MS3 NET August 2008 Wankel/Toidina
Aegir 24 Lederhosen 9 CF2 NET September 2008 TBA
Aegir 25 Lederhosen 9 CF3 NET December 2008 TBA
Aegir 26 Lederhosen 9 Crew I NET March 2009 TBA

Engaged 10 March 2007 | Updated 30 April 2008
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