The CST-100 (Crew Space Transportation 100) is a space capsule privately developed by Boeing to carry up to seven people to and from low earth orbit to carry crews to the ISS and the planned Bigelow Aerospace Orbital Space Complex.
The capsule will have an Apollo-like shape and will use the Boeing Lightweight Ablator (BLA) for its heatshield. For docking with the space station, CST-100 will use an APAS docking adaptor. CST-100 will be reusable for up to 10 missions.
SNC received US$18 million from NASA under the CCDev program and US$92.3 million under the CCDev2 program to mature the CST-100 design.
In August 2011 Boeing announced, that the Atlas-5(412) launch vehicle was selected for the first flights. If NASA selects Boeing for a development contract with sufficient funding, ULA will provide launch services for an autonomous orbital flight, a transonic autonomous abort test launch, and a crewed launch, all in 2015.
|Type / Application:||Manned spacecraft|
|Equipment:||APAS docking adaptor|
|Propulsion:||4 combined abort/retro rocket engines (liquid fueled)|
|CST-100 F1||2016||CC LC-41||Atlas-5(412)|
|CST-100 F2||2016||CC LC-41||Atlas-5(412)|