Phaedon Crew Escape Module deploys
If the main fuselage is compromised during any phase of flight, the crew escape module can detach from the main vessel and attempt a safe return to earth.

If the main fuselage is compromised during any phase of flight, the crew escape module can detach from the main vessel and attempt a safe return to earth.

Phaedon crew escape module entering the upper atmosphere at very high speed.  Lower surface of the escape module protects crew from ballistic hazards (exploding main fuselage) as well as high temperatures and pressures of atmospheric reentry.

Phaedon crew escape module entering the upper atmosphere at very high speed. Lower surface of the escape module protects crew from ballistic hazards (exploding main fuselage) as well as high temperatures and pressures of atmospheric reentry.

Crew escape module high altitude deceleration parachute deploys.

Crew escape module high altitude deceleration parachute deploys.

Crew escape module high altitude deceleration parachute deploys.

Crew escape module high altitude deceleration parachute deploys.

Phaedon Crew Escape Module deploys

If the main fuselage is compromised during any phase of flight, the crew escape module can detach from the main vessel and attempt a safe return to earth.