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What does EDS stand for?

EDS stands for Earth Departure Stage

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a provider of commercial and scientific missions to the Moon, announced today that award-winning rocket pioneer Tim Pickens has been hired by the company as Chief Propulsion Engineer, responsible for overall propulsion architectures used in Earth departure stages, lunar breaking stages and lander propulsion systems.
The engine will power the upper stage of the Ares I rocket and the Earth departure stage of the Ares V heavy cargo launch vehicle.
Every aspect of the Exploration System Mission - including the CEV launch vehicle, a lunar surface access module, Earth Departure Stage, Ground support system, in-space support system, destination surface systems and other systems components - will be impacted by the Qualtech A&O toolkit.
NASA based its decision on the J-2's performance history as part of the Apollo program, and the fact that the agency could utilize an engine in this thrust class for both the CLV upper stage job and, in the future, to power the Earth Departure Stage (EDS) for lunar missions that will be lofted on the planned Cargo Launch Vehicle (CaLV).