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SASSTO - SASSTO - Saturn-derived SSTO Launch Vehicle

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Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study 1967. Other Designations: Saturn Application Single Stage to Orbit.

Bono proposal for first step toward VTOVL SSTO vehicle - heavily modified Saturn IVB with plug nozzle engine.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 2,812 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 125,647 kgf. Total Mass: 97,887 kg. Core Diameter: 6.7 m. Total Length: 21.0 m. Development Cost $: 1,100.00 million. in 1968 average dollars. Launch Price $: 0.03 million. in 1968 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 16.10 million. in 1968 unit dollars. Cost comments: Cost is as calculated by Bono for production run of 50.



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Plug nozzle testPlug nozzle test - Plug nozzle test, ca. 1968

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SASSTOSASSTO - SASSTO - Saturn-derived SSTO Cutaway

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