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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study 1963. Other Designations: One stage Orbital Space Truck.
Bono's first design for an expendable single stage to orbit LH2/Lox booster, using Improved Specific Impulse approach: many engines feeding into single large nozzle.
LEO Payload: 454,500 kg. to: 325 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 6,984,740 kgf. Total Mass: 5,670,400 kg. Core Diameter: 21.3 m. Total Length: 69.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 117.60 million. in 1985 unit dollars.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x OOST ISI Gross Mass: 5,125,000 kg. Empty Mass: 292,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 8,707,000 kgf. Isp: 455 sec. Burn time: 248 sec. Isp(sl): 365 sec. Diameter: 21.3 m. Span: 21.3 m. Length: 57.9 m. Propellants: Lox/LH2 No Engines: 15. Chamber/single nozzle
- 214 - Bono, Philip, Advanced in the Astronautical Sciences, "Design Objectives for Tomorow's Big Boosters", 1963.
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