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ROOST Improved
ROOST Improved - ROOST Improved Specific Impulse

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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study 1963. Other Designations: Reusable One stage Orbital Space Truck.

Bono's first design for a reusable 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: 8,330,820 kgf. Total Mass: 6,763,400 kg. Core Diameter: 21.3 m. Total Length: 81.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 154.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


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