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Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and Concepts

By Federal Aviation Administration

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Book Id: WPLBN0000696775
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and Concepts  
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
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Language: English
Subject: Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration Command Center (U.S.), Mechanical engineering.
Collections: Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection
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Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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Administration, F. A. (n.d.). Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and Concepts. Retrieved from http://community.worldlibrary.org/


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Description: This document has information about reusable launch vehicle programs and concepts.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction...................................................................................................................................1 Overview of RLV Development Program Areas.........................................................................3 Commercial Launch Programs.......................................................................................................5 United States Government Programs.............................................................................................6 International Concepts..................................................................................................................7 The X PRIZESM............................................................................................................................8 Commercial Launch Programs....................................................................................................9 Advent Launch Services ? Heavy Lift Launch System...................................................................9 Kelly Space and Technology ? Sprint, Express, & Astroliner.......................................................10 Kistler Aerospace Corporation ? K-1..........................................................................................12 Pioneer Rocketplane ? Pathfinder ..............................................................................................14 Rotary Rocket Company ? Roton-C............................................................................................15 Vela Technology Development ? Space Cruiser System...............................................................16 Third Millennium Aerospace ? Space Van/Bantam Van................................................................17 David L. Burkhead ? Spacecub ....................................................................................................18 Lockheed Martin Corporation ? VentureStar...............................................................................19 United States Government Programs........................................................................................20 Clipper Graham (DC-XA) ...........................................................................................................20 X-33 ..........................................................................................................................................21 X-34...........................................................................................................................................23 Future X Trailblazer Program......................................................................................................24 Future X Pathfinder Program.......................................................................................................25 Highly Reusable Space Transportation Program...........................................................................26 X-38/Crew Return Vehicle ..........................................................................................................27 Military Spaceplane.....................................................................................................................29 Space Shuttle..............................................................................................................................30 International Concepts...............................................................................................................32 Bristol Spaceplanes Ltd. ? Ascender ............................................................................................32 NASDA ? HOPE-X Spaceplane...................................................................................................33 Japanese Rocket Society ? Kankoh-Maru ...................................................................................34 Daimler Benz Aerospace ? S„nger................................................................................................34 National Aerospace Laboratory (Japan) ? SSTO Spaceplane........................................................36 Reaction Engines Ltd. ? SKYLON...............................................................................................37 Bristol Spaceplanes Ltd. ? Spacecab/Spacebus...............................................................................38 X PRIZESM Competitors..............................................................................................................39 Advent Launch Services ? CAC-1................................................................................................39 Dynamica Research ? Cosmos Mariner ......................................................................................40 Third Millennium Aerospace ? X Van .........................................................................................41 Other X PRIZESM Competitors....................................................................................................42 Burt Rutan ? Proteus...............................................................................................................42 Rick Fleeter ? PA-X2..............................................................................................................42 Pablo De Leon and Associates ? Gauchito................................................................................42 Graham Dorrignton ? Green Arrow..........................................................................................43 Steven Bennett ? Thunderbird.................................................................................................43 John Bloomer ? The Space Tourist..........................................................................................43 Mickey Badgero ? Lucky Seven...............................................................................................43 Others....................................................................................................................................44

 

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