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Family: Shuttle. Country: USA. Status: Study.

Marshall design for replacement of shuttle orbiter with recoverable main engine pod. Same concept as Interim Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle; IHLLV. 2 SSME configuration would have a payload of 45,450 kg.


LEO Payload: 77,000 kg. to: 400 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 2,069,940 kgf. Total Mass: 1,966,675 kg. Core Diameter: 8.7 m. Total Length: 56.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 84.97 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


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