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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study 1993. Other Designations: Douglas Clipper-Prototype.
Proposed intermediate protoype test vehicle between DC-X and DC-I operational version.
Liftoff Thrust: 90,820 kgf. Total Mass: 84,000 kg. Core Diameter: 5.0 m. Total Length: 24.0 m. Launch Price $: 10.00 million. in 1991 price dollars. Cost comments: Launch price is alleged price for reusable production vehicle.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x DC-Y Gross Mass: 84,000 kg. Empty Mass: 6,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 107,200 kgf. Isp: 373 sec. Burn time: 271 sec. Isp(sl): 316 sec. Diameter: 5.0 m. Span: 5.0 m. Length: 20.0 m. Propellants: Lox/LH2 No Engines: 16. RL-10A-5
- 282 - Aviation Week and Space Technology, "Single Stage to Orbit", 1991-08-26, page 15..
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