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Pegasus SSTO
Pegasus SSTO - Pegasus SSTO Launch Vehicle

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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study 1966.

Bono design for semi-single-stage-to-orbit ballistic VTOVL launch vehicle. Drop tanks were shed on the way to orbit. Pegasus could deliver either a Satun V-size payload to LEO or 172 passengers and their luggage the 12,000 km from Vandenberg to Singapore in 39 minutes.


LEO Payload: 90,800 kg. to: 560 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 1,910,000 kgf. Total Mass: 1,520,000 kg. Core Diameter: 15.2 m. Total Length: 34.8 m. Total Development Built: 3000. Total Production Built: 1966. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 30.00 million. in 1966 unit dollars. Cost comments: Costs as calculated by Bono. Flyaway cost is average for 48 - first unit would be $ 63 million.


Pegasus SSTOPegasus SSTO - Pegasus SSTO Launch Vehicle Cutaway

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