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CEV docked with the ISS No. 2

In this speculative illustration a manned Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is docked with the the International Space Station (ISS). An unmanned cargo vessel approaches from below.

This view is from the port side of the CEV crew capsule. Visible elements of the ISS include a pressurized mating adapter (PMA), an international docking adapter (IDA), and manned modules.

This CEV is 33 feet long with a maximum diameter of 20 feet while the solar voltaic panels have a maximum spread of a little over 60 feet.   

Earth image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

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