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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Douglas Clipper-Experimental.
Test vehicle to study problems of vertical takeoff/ballistic reentry/vertical landing single stage to orbit launch vehicle.
Liftoff Thrust: 22,700 kgf. Total Mass: 16,320 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 14.0 m. Total Development Built: 58.9. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 58.90 million. in 1991 unit dollars. Cost comments: Cost is for single prototype built.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x DC-X Gross Mass: 16,320 kg. Empty Mass: 7,200 kg. Thrust (vac): 26,800 kgf. Isp: 373 sec. Burn time: 127 sec. Isp(sl): 316 sec. Diameter: 3.1 m. Span: 3.7 m. Length: 11.9 m. Propellants: Lox/LH2 No Engines: 4. RL-10A-5
- 282 - Aviation Week and Space Technology, "Single Stage to Orbit", 1991-08-26, page 15..
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