AST-231

AST-3000-231 is the 231st mission using Atlantis Space Transfer (AST) technology, specifically a Living Leviathan, in the year 3000. It is scheduled to launch on June 4, 3000 at 4:45 a.m. The mission is also referred to as Vareid-6261 by Vareid Orbital aerospace control. The mission objectives are to transfer military personnel and equipment to Vareid Orbital Habitats #5, #6, and #7 and to return with planetbound personnel. Mission parameters were amended at the request of Vareid aerospace control to fire non-nuclear rockets at a mass of orbital debris and to track the re-entry of this debris.

Atlantis Docking with ISS

AST-231 mission planners approved this change and submitted a notification of participation to the appropriate aerospace discussion Spaces.

Vehicles involved are AML (Atlantis Military Leviathan) Aquablue and OTA (Orbital Transfer Assistant) Sunsider.

Command Crew:

  • Jernian Sullus Treebee (Commander)
  • Alfus Mohagenson (Pilot)
  • Xian Ofrut Treebee (Flight Engineer)

Mission Timeline:

June 3 - AML Aquablue and OTA Sunsider undergo flight readiness check. Sunsider attaches its mating clamps to Aquablue. Flight Engineer signs off on stress simulations. The combination craft undergoes a final flight readiness check.

June 4 (Flight day 1) - The combination craft launches and achieves Low Earth Orbit. Sunsider detaches and vectors for its re-entry. Aquablue observes Sunsider’s touchdown. Aquablue calculates and executes its burn for Vareid Habitat #5.

June 5 (Flight day 2) - Aquablue transfers cargo and personnel to and from Habitat #5.

June 6 (Flight day 3) - Aquablue calculates and executes its burn for Habitat #6. Aquablue transfers cargo and personnel to and from Habitat #6.

June 7 (Flight day 4) - Orbital mass will be approaching. Aquablue detaches from Habitat #6. Mission control gives final approval to launch rockets. Rockets are launched. Opportunity to fire a second time.

June 8 (Flight day 5) - Aquablue concludes observation of remnants. Opportunity to fire a third and fourth time.

June 9 (Flight day 6) - Aquablue calculates and executes its burn for Habitat #7. Aquablue transfers cargo and personnel to and from Habitat #7.

June 10 (Flight day 7) - Aquablue vectors for re-entry. Mission concludes.

Contingency Mission: AML Dagon has been designated the primary rescue vehicle for AML Aquablue and OTA Sunsider during launch. Following the launch, AML Star Ocean, VAR-12 and VAR-16 have been designated primary and contingency rescue vehicles for AML Aquablue.