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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study. Other Designations: Ithacus Senior.

An adaptation of Phillip Bono's enormous ROMBUS plug-nozzle semi-single-stage-orbit launch vehicle as a 1,200 soldier intercontinental troop transport!! The recoverable vehicle would re-enter, using its actively-cooled plug nozzle as a heat shield.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 450,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 8,181,000 kgf. Total Mass: 6,363,000 kg. Core Diameter: 24.0 m. Total Length: 64.0 m.



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