Kānāwai: Ares to Mars in Mission Reports Posted April 17 Lunar Outpost Pressurized Excursion Module - Altair 7, 2023 Today Ares V will launch carrying the second module for the Lunar Outpost, the Pressurized Excursion Module, or PEM for short. The module will carry mutiple facilities such as an airlock, EVA suit Maintenence and stowage facilities, an EVA porch and stairs, and more! It will also provide additional habitation sapce for the crew making the outpost feel less cramped.| The PEM is go for TLI with a beautiful view of Baja California. Unlike other Altair missions, the Solars are deployed during coast to give power to the module on it's journey to the Moon. With the module firmly planted on the Moon, thus begins skycrane procedures. The wheel platform will be able to allow the module to slowly traverse over to the Outpost PCM and MMSEV. To prepare for docking the module lines itself up with the PCM's port. Using hydraulic jacks, the module uplifts itself to allow the rover platform to go free before setting itself back down to dock. With the Lunar Outpost nearly doubled in habitation space and with increased EVA capability, astronauts are now prepared to conduct even more ambitious Lunar activities in the next mission! Thanks to everyone for their patience, not a super long post today but I did want to put something out. I did use different TUFX configs to try out a different look and I think the images came out great, amazing contrast! Especially the TLI images. Next post will have more focus on lunar activities so expect less launch images and more EVAs.