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Family: Winged. Country: USA. Status: Development 1990. Other Designations: National Aerospace Plane. Manufacturer's Designation: Orient Express.
Air-breathing scramjet single stage to orbit. Second attempt after study of similar proposal in early 1960's. Cancelled due to cost, technical challenges.
Liftoff Thrust: 140,000 kgf. Total Mass: 140,000 kg. Core Diameter: 16.0 m. Total Length: 96.0 m. Development Cost $: 3,000.00 million. in 1985 average dollars.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x X-30 Gross Mass: 140,000 kg. Empty Mass: 60,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 140,000 kgf. Isp: 1,550 sec. Burn time: 886 sec. Isp(sl): 1,550 sec. Diameter: 16.0 m. Span: 36.0 m. Length: 80.0 m. Propellants: Air/Slush LH2 No Engines: 1. Scramjet
- 48 - Miller, Jay,, The X-Planes, Aerofax, Arlington, Texas, 1988.
- 281 - Nicholas, Ted G., U.S. Missile Data Book, 1983, Seventh Edition, Data Search Associates, Fountain Valley, California, 1982..
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