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astronautix.com X-30


Family: Winged. Country: USA. Status: Development 1990. Other Designations: National Aerospace Plane. Manufacturer's Designation: Orient Express.

Air-breathing scramjet single stage to orbit. Second attempt after study of similar proposal in early 1960's. Cancelled due to cost, technical challenges.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 140,000 kgf. Total Mass: 140,000 kg. Core Diameter: 16.0 m. Total Length: 96.0 m. Development Cost $: 3,000.00 million. in 1985 average dollars.



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