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Pilgrim Observer

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this project replicate the nasa pilgrim observer.

The Pilgrim Observer was a reusable, nuclear-powered deep-space craft incorporating artificial gravity. For propulsion, it used the NERVA nuclear rocket engine which had already been tested-fired on the ground. The design included an Apollo taxi vehicle, with a shortened service module, and multiple telescopes and antennas for studying science targets. The Pilgrim Observer was not designed  to land on a planet, but given sufficient propellant, it could carry out missions anywhere in the inner solar system. (The propellant tanks that come with the kit seem a bit small for the missions contemplated.) One possible mission was a Mars rendezvous with a Venus flyby en route. An asteroid rendezvous was another possible mission.