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Venture Star
Venture Star - Venture Star Launch Vehicle

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Family: Winged. Country: USA. Status: Development.

NASA-sponsored suborbital unmanned prototype for single stage to orbit winged spacecraft. Lockheed Martin vehicle will use linear aerospike engines, metallic insulation, other features similar to their Starclipper shuttle proposals of 1971.


Specifications

to a: Instrumentation in 1.5 x 3 m bay to Mach 15. trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 185,900 kgf. Total Mass: 123,800 kg. Core Diameter: 20.7 m. Total Length: 20.4 m.



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