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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Douglas Clipper-Experimental.

Test vehicle to study problems of vertical takeoff/ballistic reentry/vertical landing single stage to orbit launch vehicle.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 22,700 kgf. Total Mass: 16,320 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 14.0 m. Total Development Built: 58.9. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 58.90 million. in 1991 unit dollars. Cost comments: Cost is for single prototype built.



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