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About the new Manned Ascent Vehicle (MAV).
grungeman posted a topic in TAKE ON MARS - SUGGESTIONSAbove all, I really loved its design, I liked its reminiscence to the InterstellarÂ´s Ranger, the textures and the level of detail it has so far and all, but to me thereÂ´s one thing that still bothers: the wings. Why does it have such small wings for a planet like Mars with almost no atmospheric density at all? Judging it for its landing gear, it is designed to land horizontally but it would fall like a brick if you try to fly that ship with those wings. Or was it designed for landing/taking off vertically on/from Mars and then for reentry on Earth? I think an Ascent Vehicle does not need any aerodynamic surfaces at all for a planet like Mars and because most probably it would be used to just reach low orbit and dock to an already orbiting ship or station. Aesthetics aside, I think that it would have been more appropriate for that goal a ship similar to "The Martian" MAV. Overall I think its design, although being awesome, doesnÂ´t make much sense.