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Orbital maintenance platform in high Earth orbit

Typical configuration for a manned orbital maintenance platform (OMP) where it is docked with a free-flying crewed spacecraft. The manned spacecraft provides life support for up to seven astronauts and is capable of returning independently to Earth. This configuration is 70 feet long with a maximum diameter of 18 feet.

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