Mission Bikini

Sketch to flight-ready in 9 months

Sketch
January 2022
Concept Design
February 2022
Structure Arrival
June 2022
AIT
August 2022
Qualification
September 2022

Mission Possible

Built for controlled re-entry in 2 years.

Concept Design
July 2022
Draft accomodation
November 2022
Forging
December 2022
On-board computer engineering model
May 2023
Heat shield manufactured
June 2023
Move to Planegg
June 2023
Proof pressure tests
July 2023
Thermal protection bonding
September 2023
Hardware in the loop closed tests
February 2024
Propulsion system integrated
March 2024
Capsule Closure
May 2024
Environmental tests; Capsule is ready for flight
Summer 2024

Nyx Earth

Expected milestones:

System Requirements Review
December 2023
Preliminary Design Review
July 2024
Critical Design Review
September 2025
Flight
November 2027
Docking interface
Parachute
Capsule for pressurized payload
Heatshield
Service Module
Solar Panels
Throttable & Reusable
Cryo-Engines
Landing Legs