Crew Exploration Vehicle backlit
In this speculative illustration this is a manned Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) backlit by the sun in low earth orbit at an altitude of about 250 miles.
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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