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Family: Winged. Country: USA. Status: Design concept.

NASA-sponsored air-dropped unmanned hypersonic winged launch vehicle stage. Plans to use as first reusable stage for two-stage light satellite launcher dropped when commercial backing evaporated after dispute over engine selection.


Liftoff Thrust: 39,400 kgf. Total Mass: 34,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 26.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 3.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.

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