Lunar Landing Vehicle
One of the challenges of a lunar transportation architecture is getting the crew and cargo both onto and off the surface. Ladders and cranes are used on the more conventional vertical configurations but this concept uses a horizontal geometry and central cargo bay to place the payload close to the surface. Like a four-engine aircraft the propulsion and control system is designed to safely land with an engine out. A trunnion structural system is used to carry payloads from earth launch to lunar landing including support within the lunar base.
Brand Griffin, Paul Hudson
Vehicle Design: Brand Griffin, Paintings: Paul Hudson