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Title: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STAGE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: XP67_Moonbat on August 23, 2010, 12:57:23 pm
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA453934

A thesis paper from the AF Institute of Technology.
Title: Re: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STATE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: Nik on August 31, 2010, 04:18:19 pm
Interesting. Looks as if Reaction Engines' approach may not be the only economic way to orbit...
Title: Re: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STATE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: blackstar on August 31, 2010, 05:04:38 pm
I think you mean "stage" not "state"
Title: Re: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STATE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: Orionblamblam on August 31, 2010, 06:15:21 pm
Interesting. Looks as if Reaction Engines' approach may not be the only economic way to orbit...

Considering that their approach (massively complex and as-yet unproven engines mounted to high-fineness-ratio eggshells) is about as *un*economic as you could get... I sure as hell *hope* that someone else comes up with something...
Title: Re: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STATE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: Simon666 on September 01, 2010, 04:01:58 am
You might think at least the guy would get his thesis title right but come on, Singe-State-To-Orbit?  ::) I also thought the original poster misspelled, until I downloaded it.
Title: Re: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STATE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: Orionblamblam on September 01, 2010, 04:35:00 am
but come on, Singe-State-To-Orbit? 

Yeah, what's wrong with that?
(https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fchaco.laberintobbs.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F04%2Fkhan2285.jpg&hash=6710a04b17a08c1182cad2bafea56ba1)

You don't want an orbital Singh State?
Title: Re: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SINGE-STAGE-TO-ORBIT ROCKET AND AIR-BREATHING VEHICLES
Post by: OM on September 01, 2010, 07:08:02 pm
...ISTR "singe" is also a racial slur for native Africans that originated from one of the Rhodesian dialects. It's based on "singed" or "burnt".